Sergeant Arthur Wilson

Sergeant Arthur Wilson

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Sergeant Arthur Wilson

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Sergeant The Honourable Arthur Wilson is a fictional Home Guard platoon sergeant and bank clerk portrayed by John Le Mesurier on the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army.

Wilson is carefree, cheerful and well-spoken, although more complex than he first seems. He has a mysterious aura, a vague and dreamy personality. In appearance, he resembles Anthony Eden. He is a kind man, who goes with the flow of life. He is chief cashier of Walmington-on-Sea bank, and captain of the cricket club.

Captain Mainwaring, Wilson's senior in the Home Guard and in the bank, compared Wilson with Peter Pan, because he could never face responsibilities. These included Private Frank Pike, who worships his "Uncle Arthur" but may be Wilson's son — Wilson has a relationship with Mavis Pike, Frank's mother. It is gossip in Walmington-on-Sea, as both arrived in Walmington from Weston-super-Mare around the same time, and there are other "coincidences", that Wilson and Mrs Pike are more than "just close friends". It is assumed their affair began many years ago. It is revealed in Getting the Bird that Wilson is married but that his wife left him. He has a daughter from his marriage.

Wilson's dream-like state is leads to mimicry by the platoon, mostly Walker and Fraser, but he...
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