b. 01/1862 Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. d. ?
DATE OF AM ACTION: 12/11/1890 Wellington Barracks, London.
William was born in Govan, Glasgow in January 1862, and was a fitter before he enlisted in the Scots Guards on 30th July 1881. On 14th July 1885, he married Elizabeth Bishop at St Mary’s, Lambeth, and they had nine children (3 sons, 6 daughters). He was discharged from service as a Colour Sergeant on 31st August 1905 after 33 days service, seeing action in Egypt in 1882, receiving the Egypt Medal and Khedive’s Star.
THE Queen has been graciously pleased to confer the ” Albert Medal of the Second Class” upon Pioneer David Thomas Davis, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, and upon ColorSergeants Henry Pickersgill and William Wilson, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, in recognition of gallantry displayed by them on the occasion of a fire which took place at the Wellington Barracks, London, on the 12th November last.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.