George Thomas WILSON

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WILSON, George Thomas

Service Number: 5716
Enlisted: 31 March 1916, Tallangatta, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1 August 1883
Home Town: Tallangatta, Towong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 10 November 1917, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

31 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5716, Tallangatta, Victoria
25 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5716, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5716, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
10 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5716, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele

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Biography

Second born child and only son of George Thomas Wilson and Annie Cosgrove, he had five sisters.