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100th anniversary of the killing of Sir Henry Wilson MP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 182: tabled on 20 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the 100th anniversary of the death of war hero and MP Sir Henry Wilson MP on 22 June 1922 by the IRA on his doorstep in London; further notes that Wilson was the only Field Marshall in modern times to be returned as an Member of Parliament, in a resume which included war hero, North Down MP, Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), the army’s professional head, and principal military adviser to Lloyd George’s coalition government; highlights that his dedication to Unionism and his implacable opposition of all the IRA sought to achieve saw him being shot as he gallantly drew his sword typifying his bravery and courage to the end; and calls upon Government to mark the 100 year anniversary of his murder by erecting a shield commemorating his death to be displayed along with the shields erected in the house to commemorate other murdered hon. Members as a mark of respect.