Man seeks information regarding his father’s military service

Corporal Robert Wilson

Corporal Robert Wilson

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A man has written to the Evening News hoping to find any of his late father’s contemporaries when serving in the British Army.

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Robert Muirhead Wilson warn born in Edinburgh in 1934 and lived in Washington Lane in Dalry.

He attended Tynecastle School and also Broomhouse and Sighthill.

Wilson also served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps from October 1952 until October 1954, serving overseas in the Middle East at 595 Ordanance Depot in Tripoli, Libya in January 1953 until October 1954.

He reached the rank of corporal and was discharged on two years national service.

Now his son. David Stewart, is appealing for information about the time his father spent in Tripoli and throughout his career in the military. He is seeking any images that people may have of his father.

After he left the army, Wilson worked with British Rail at the Haymarket depot and at the Dreghorn army barracks for the Ministry of Defence.

Post army, Wilson worked as a storeman.

He married Julia Thornton Tansey in 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in Lauriston Street but passed away at the age of 58 in 1992.