BORN HULL 1890. SON OF MARK & THE LATE ANNIE WILSON, AT 13 NELLIES TERRACE, GILLETT STREET, HULL (CWGC NAVAL ADDRESS). DECK HAND. DROWNED ON 15/11/1915, AGED 25. HIS TRAWLER WAS MINED OFF SPURN POINT AND LOST WITH ALL HANDS. HE WAS ONE OF THREE WILSON SONS LOST IN THE WAR. HE LEFT SISTERS, MARY AND ELEANOR. HIS BROTHERS, GEORGE AND MARK WILSON, DIED IN THE WAR.
Built as the EDWARD B. CARGILL for Cargill Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull; Yard No 206; Date of completion: 23/08/1898; 10 knots; In Jan 1914, tonnage adjusted to 73.7 net tons.
On the 15/11/1915 the Hull steam trawler EDWARD B. CARGILL (H.412) foundered and was lost after detonating a mine off Spurn Point, North Sea.
CREW LOST ON EDWARD B. CARGILL (H412), struck mine off Spurn, 15th November, 1915.
BEECH, Walter (47), 24 Scarborough St, Hull. Chief Engineer
CROSS, John (52), 9 Seaton-ter, Walcott St, Hull. Cook
DONNISON, William (29), 46 Rugby St, Hull. Bosun
FIRTH, Arthur (21), 3 Newington st, Hawthorne Ave, Hull. Trimmer
HALL, Christopher (29), 10 Allison-ter, Walker St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
HARBOARD, Albert (23), 4 Trent-ave, Eastbourn St, Hull. Sparehand
LYNN, Henry (52), Anlaby Park. Skipper
PETHERBRIDGE, Frank (29), 7 Somerset St, Hull. Mate
ROBINSON, William (21), Devonshire-villas, Wellsted St, Hull. 3rd/Hand
WILSON, Herbert (25), 13 Nellies-ter, Gillett St, Hull. Deckhand