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Archie Wilson (footballer, born 1890)

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Full name  Archibald Wilson
Place of birth  Cambuslang, Scotland
Years  Team
Playing position  Forward
Date of birth  1890
Place of death  Somme, France
Died  1916, Somme, France
Date of death  1 July 1916 (aged 25–26)

Archibald "Archie" Wilson (1890 – 1 July 1916) was a Scottish professional football outside right who played in the Football League for Middlesbrough. He also played in the Southern League for Southend United.

Personal life

Wilson initially worked in a munitions factory during the First World War, before enlisting as a private in the London Scottish in 1915. He was killed in on the first day of the Somme the following year, during his battalion's advance on Gommecourt. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

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