Percival Douglas WILSON (aka Percy) [1877-1962]
Son of Alexander Wilson (Irishman born in 1860) a master shoe-maker and Elzabeth Wilson (nee Cook). Became a civil engineer and worked in the Public Works Department in Hong Kong for some thirty years.
Married at St John's Cathedral on 1913-11-19 to Hilda Wilson and had at last two sons, namely Farquhar and Ronald.
Was a member of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps and took over as Pipe-Major (Serjeant-Piper) of the 2nd Scottish Company from Pipe-Major Robert G McEwan in 1924 and he then remained Pipe-Major until 1929-05-23 when Pipe-Major William Keith Craigie Mackie was appointed.
Percival Douglas Wilson then moved to Edinburgh where he was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities in Scotland and during the 1930s also became Honorary Secretary of the (Royal) Scottish Pipers' Society in Edinburgh. There were three bagpipe tunes composed in his honour, all called 'P Douglas Wilson' by Pipe-Major Alexander Rose MacLeod (Royal Scots Fusiliers).
Percival passed away at Glenlockart Road, Edinburgh in 1962.
(The Pipe-Majors of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps were 1921 to 1924 - John Ross Black, 1924 to 1924 - Robert Gardiner McEwan, 1924 to 1929 - Percival Douglas Wilson, 1929 to 1941 - William Keith Craigie Mackie)