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Lawrence Trench Wilson

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Lawrence Trench Wilson (1885-1915)

1916 Obituary [1]

LAWRENCE TRENCH WILSON, born on the 5th January, 1885, was killed in action in Flanders on the 9th August, 1915, He was mortally wounded whilst endeavouring, under heavy fire, to prevent plans falling into the enemy's hands, action which received the well-merited praise of his commanding officer.

Employed first for the contractors on the Central London Railway extensions, and the new London low-level sewer, he later joined the staff of the London Electric Railways Company, and was engaged on extensions and other work.

Before receiving his commission, he had been Resident Engineer for Sir Alexander Binnie, Son and Deacon, on the Barnston reservoir and adjacent section of Alwen aqueduct.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 10th January, 1911.

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