Westmorland Gazette 21st April 1917
KILLED IN ACTION
WILSON, Pte Roger, Canadians, eldest son of Mr Wm. Wilson of Nether House, was killed in action in France on April 9th. His platoon commander writes: During our attack on the 9th, about 9.20 am, Roger was advancing with his gun crew under very heavy shell fire. A shell made a direct hit on the gun and crew, killing Roger outright, wounding two others, and smashing the gun. Your boy suffered no pain whatever. He was a splendid type of young soldier, always cheerful and attentive to his duties and a favourite with all his comrades. Pte Wilson was 21 years of age."