Gilbert Glenloth WILSON


WILSON, Gilbert Glenloth

Service Number: 545
Enlisted: 7 January 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Sale, Victoria, 1892
Home Town: Port Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive engine cleaner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 14 November 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 545, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 545, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 545, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 545, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
14 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 545, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...545 Private Gilbert Glenloth Wilson, 21st Battalion, of Port Melbourne, Vic. An engine cleaner for the Victorian Railways prior to enlistment, Pte Wilson embarked on board HMAT Ulysses (A38) on 10 May 1915. He served at Gallipoli from August 1915 until December 1915. Pte Wilson was transferred to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion and arrived in France in March 1916 being appointed Lance Corporal and then Acting Corporal in August 1916. Corporal Wilson was killed in action at Flers, France on 14 November 1916. He was 24 years of age. Corporal Wilson's brother Lieutenant Frederick Gladstone Wilson, aged 24, was killed in action at Gallipoli on 26 April 1915." - SOURCE (