Joseph and Thomas Wilson were sons of William and Jane Wilson of Shivey, Sandholes, Cookstown. The family later moved to Scotland and settled at 74 Grey Street, Shettleston, Glasgow. The two boys enlisted together being numbered only four digits apart and were both in the 1st/6th Battalion Black Watch.
Maroeuil is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres north-west of Arras, between the roads to Houdain and Aubigny. The British Cemetery lies at the end of a track running north from the road to Bray and Ecoivres (C.1).