Margaret “Maggie” <I>Lindsay</I> Wilson

Margaret “Maggie” Lindsay Wilson

County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 25 Mar 1947 (aged 72)
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Burial Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Plot F85
Memorial ID 155840229 · View Source
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2 May (or 1 February??) 1874 - Born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland (town of Bainbridge?).

2 May 1896 - Married, at age 22 to Andrew Wilson, at St. Anne's Parish Cathedral. Profession noted as reeler.

Circa 1899 - With her children, followed her husband, in the service of the Royal Irish Rifles, to Canada (Halifax) and South Africa (Pietermaritzburg and Robert's Heights). [Robert's Heights was a garrison town set up by the British in 1905 near Pretoria. Its modern name is Thaba Tshwane.]

1900 - Halifax, Canada - Family buried a son, William, age 6 weeks.

1908 (on or about December 24) - Robert's Heights, South Africa - The family buried another son, Jackie, age seven, after he died from surgical complications.

1 (or 2?) July 1916 - Eldest son Andrew (Rifleman, RIR) killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

In her later life, Maggie Wilson was cared for by her youngest daughter, Vera Wilson (Dobbin), at their home on Riga Street, Belfast.

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  • Added: 8 Dec 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 155840229
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret “Maggie” Lindsay Wilson (2 May 1874–25 Mar 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 155840229, citing Carnmoney Cemetery East, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland ; Maintained by WendyRose (contributor 48829749) .