Your article: Wilson was a major figure in county’s World War One effort

Colonel the Right Honourable CHW Wilson MP CB DSO, 2nd Lord Nunburnholme of Warter Priory
Colonel the Right Honourable CHW Wilson MP CB DSO, 2nd Lord Nunburnholme of Warter Priory

‘Tommy’ Wilson, 2nd Baron Nunburnholme, of Warter Priory and Londesborough Park, was a major figure in East Yorkshire’s World War One effort, using his vast fortune and influence as Lord Lieutenant to recruit thousands of East Riding men to join the army in the first few weeks of the war.

His wife, Lady Majorie, was also heavily involved in the conflict, playing a leading role in setting up and running military hospitals in Hull.

Charles Henry Wellesley Wilson, nicknamed Tommy after his grandfather, was the eldest son of Charles Henry Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme, of Warter Priory, and became 2nd Lord Nunburnholme on his father’s death in 1907. His full title became Colonel the Right Honourable CHW Wilson MP CB DSO, 2nd Lord Nunburnholme of Warter Priory.

Read Phil’s full article in next week’s (29 January) people’s paper.