York parish:


York, Memorial Plaque transcription:

The Boer War Memorial to John Gerald Wilson C.B. in York Minster.


† To the memory of John Gerald
Wilson C.B. of Cliffe Yorkshire Colonel
commanding the 3rd Battalion of the York and
Lancaster Regiment. Brigadier General
commanding the West Yorkshire Volunteer
Brigade. Deputy Lieutenant, Justice of the Peace
and County Alderman for the North Riding of
Yorkshire. He was born on December 29th
1841, served in the 84th Regiment from 1858 to
1867 and in 1871 was appointed Colonel of the
Volunteer Battalion of the Yorkshire
Regiment . He continued to hold this position
until 1883 when he was given command of
the 3rd Battalion of the York and Lancaster
Regiment. Driven by a high sense of duty he
volunteered in Dec. 1901, and went to South
Africa with his Regiment. He died at Klipdrift
in the Transvaal on 8th March 1902. From a
wound received in action on the previous day
This tablet is placed here by his friends and
neighbours and by his fellow soldiers of the
West Yorkshire Volunteer Brigade in grateful
remembrance and in recognition of the services
he rendered to his County and to his Country.

Data transcribed by
Haydn Scott.
from photography by Colin Hinson