1896 – 1986
CPL. Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson was born on 6 February 1896 at Santon Bridge, Cumberland –
which is now Cumbria or better known as The Lake District.
At the outbreak of war in 1914, at the age of just 18 Robert and his ‘Pals’ from the local villages all took Lord Kitchener’s call and joined the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. After basic training, then in early 1915 he and his pals would embark upon the journey that would change their lives forever. Robert’s war had begun – he was going to Gallipoli.