Vaulx Hill Cemetery
Private Shropshire Light Infantry, killed in action, (2) September, 1918, age 19, educated at Saint Peter’s school, member of Saint Peter’s Boy Scouts, employed as a clerk at St George’s works. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Wilton, 6, Briery Street, Marsh, Lancaster. Source Lancaster Guardian date 21, September, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2538
Census 1911 25 Gerrard St Lancaster, John & Elizabeth Ann Wilton nee Harris b. 1898 Wigan.
Lancaster Guardian, September 21, 1918
Pte. JAMES WILTON (19) Shropshire L.I., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilton, 6, Briery-street, Marsh, is reported killed in action in September. According to his company officer, he was killed instantly, and suffered no pain.
Educated at St. Peter’s School, he was afterwards a clerk at St. George’s Works, and was an ardent member of St. Peter’s troop of Boy Scouts. He joined the K.O. at Easter, 1915, but was transferred to the Herefords early this year. He was drafted to the Shropshires, and went to the Front in March.