Wilson , Sir Henry Hughes (1864–1922), a British army officer. He was born in Ireland, and graduated from Sandhurst Military College. Wilson served in Burma and in the Boer War. As director of military operations, 1910–14, he was responsible for preparations that enabled Britain to give prompt aid to France at the outbreak of World War I. During the war he was liaison officer between the British and French commands. In 1918 Wilson became chief of the Imperial General Staff. After the war he was made a field marshal and created a baronet. In 1922 he was elected to the House of Commons from Northern Ireland. He was murdered by Irish nationalists.