George Henry WILSON


WILSON, George Henry

Service Number: 2470
Enlisted: 22 March 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 22 May 1896
Home Town: Williamstown, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 17 November 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Mount Crawford Roll of Honor, Williamstown Mt Crawford Honour Roll, Williamstown St. Peter's Anglican Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2470, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2470, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
17 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2470, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Corporal G. H. Wilson, who died of wounds on November 17, in France, left Australia for Egypt as a member of the reinforcements to the 10th Battalion, and took part in the Gallipoli campaign. Afterwards he was transferred to another battalion, and proceeded to France. He did prominent work, and lead a bombing party in a determined manner. He was hit four times, but slill continued the attack. For this he was promoted to corporal. He was of a cheerful disposition and made many friends. His brother. Private Alfred Wilson, is in France, and also served at Gallipoli. Corporal Wilson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, of Yalta-road, Williamstown." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Dec 1916 (