George Hudson Wilson 
Location served:
Years in Practice:
1886 to 1950
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. George Hudson Wilson was born in Morpeth, Ontario on the 27th of June, 1865.  Dr. Wilson was the 10th of 11 children born to William Wilson and the former Julia Matilda Delmage.  His father was a merchant in Morpeth and his siblings were; Mariane Wilson, Sarah Braerton Wilson (who married Dr. John Martin Fraser), William Shire Wilson, Julia Matilda Wilson, Robert Wilson, Margaret Maria Wilson (who died of tuberculosis at the age of 26), James Delamage Wilson, John Dolway Wilson, Mariott Wilson (who died on the 1st of June, 1888 of tuberculosis while he was a medical student) and Mehitabel Wilson.

Dr. Wilson graduated M.D. from the University of Western Ontario School of Medicine in 1886.  He joined the College of Physician and Surgeons on the 30th of April, 1886.  At the time of his graduation, his brother Dr. James Delmage Wilson practiced medicine in Bothwell.  Dr. George Hudson Wilson was known to be practicing medicine in Wallaceburg, Ontario in 1886 after his graduation from medical school.

By 1890, Dr. Wilson was living at 142 York Street in London, Ontario and his medical practice was located at the same address.

Dr. Wilson enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corp in London, Ontario on the 30th of March, 1915 during WWI.  On his Attestation Paper, Dr. Wilson was reported as being 5’8″ tall with black hair and dark brown eyes.  He reported that he had served with the 6th Field Battery during the North West Rebellion in 1885.  Dr. Wilson set sail from Halifax bound for Europe on the 29th of March, 1916 aboard the Empress of Britain.  He served on the battle lines in France from June 9th of 1916 until May 7th of 1917.  While serving in France, Dr. Wilson was gassed at the Somme during the Battle of Courcelette and was hospitalized with Lung Congestion in London, England.  Upon his discharge he held the rank of Major.

Dr. Wilson was married to Joanna Simpson Brook.  Mrs. Wilson was born in the United Kingdom on the 16th of September, 1896.  Dr. and Mrs. Wilson moved to British Columbia around 1919 prior to the birth of their children.  According to the 1921 census, they resided in Alert Bay which is located on Cormorant Island.

Dr. and Mrs. Wilson had 2 children.  Their son Marriott Dolway Wilson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on the 21st of January, 1920.  Dr. Wilson’s son was named after his brother who had died of tuberculosis in 1888.  Their daughter Margaret “Joan” Wilson was born in Alert Bay (British Columbia) on the 25th of December, 1922.

According to the 1931 census, Dr. and Mrs. Wilson and their children resided at 2607 Nelson Street in New Westminster, B. C.  Dr. Wilson retired from the practice of medicine in April of 1946.

Dr. Wilson died at his residence on the 11th of February, 1950 in Surrey, British Columbia.  At the time of his death, Dr. and Mrs. Wilson resided at 1595 New McLellan Road.  Mrs. Wilson died on the 14th of April, 1987.  Dr. and Mrs. Wilson were buried at the Christ Church Anglican Cemetery in Surrey, British Columbia.

* Dr. and Mrs. Wilson’s son, Lieutenant Marriott Dolway Wilson was killed in action on the 28th of July, 1943 during WWII.  He died in Sicily at the age of 23 and he was buried at the Agira Canadian War Cemetery in Sicily, Italy.

**Dr. George Hudson Wilson appears on the Gathering Our Heroes website.

**Dr. Wilson’s brother’s Dr. John Dolway Wilson and Dr. James Delmage Wilson both became physicians.  Dr. James Delmage Wilson and Dr. John Martin Fraser also appear on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.