William Wahlers (Will) WILSON


WILSON, William Wahlers

Service Number: 2144
Enlisted: 2 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Rose Park, South Australia, 1 October 1884
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Furnace man
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
No known grave - Panel 6, VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board, Unley U.A.O.D. Britannia Lodge No 32 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2144, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2144, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2144, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2144, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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"Studio portrait of 2144 Private (Pte) William Wahlers Wilson, 32nd Battalion. A furnace man of Parkside, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 7 February 1916 aboard HMAT Miltiades (A28) for Suez. The battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, in June 1916. Pte Wilson was reported missing in action at the Battle of Fromelles on 20 June 1916 and was subsequently determined to have been killed in action on that date. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. He was aged 31 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

31 December 1906 William married Ada May Gold at the residence of John Ricardo North Adelaide

11 March 1916 - Disembarked Suez

1 April 1916 - Taken on strength  32 Battalion, Duntroon Plateau

17 June 1916 - Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force

23 June 1916 - Disembarked Marseilles

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal