James Wilson Trinidad and Tobago Scotland

Biography of James Wilson

James Wilson attended the University in 1890. He was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, the son of Robert, a merchant. Wilson studied Logic and Literature, winning a prize for a 'Preliminary Examination in Institutes of Logic and Descartes'.

After attending the University, he seems to have been involved in a weaving business, alongside his brothers, John Ross Wilson and Tom Taylor Wilson, based in Falkirk.

Wilson later enlisted to fight for the British in the First World War. He joined the 1st Merchants Contingent, based in Trinidad but fell ill and died before leaving for the front from Trinidad in 1915.


Printed Materials

  • Robert D McEwan, Old Glasgow Weavers: being records of the Incorporation of Weavers. 2d ed., (Glasgow: Carson & Nicol, 1908) p. 207

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/11/9 Matriculation Slip 1890-91 Men U-Y
  • SEN 10/28 University Calendar 1891-92


James Wilson
Born 1873.
Died October 1915.
GU Degree: Arts, 1890;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1890
Record last updated: 24th Mar 2014

Country Associations

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, Port of Spain
Place of Birth

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad
Place of Death

Scotland Scotland, Falkirk

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student