William Norman WYLIE

WYLIE, William Norman

Service Number: 1772
Enlisted: 15 January 1916, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Qld., 16 June 1896
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Maryborough, Qld.
Occupation: Stove Moulder
Died: Struck by Lightning, near Southport, Qld., 26 August 1927, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Southport General Cemetery, Gold Coast
Memorials: Maryborough Baptist Church Honour Board, Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1772, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
12 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1772, 52nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: RMS Mooltan embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
12 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1772, 52nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Mooltan, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry WYLIE and Ellen Louisa nee KENT of Lower Kent Street, Maryborough, Qld.

William Norman Wylie (31), dairy farmer, of Rushton, near Southport, (Q.), was killed by lightning on 26th August. He was chopping wood about half a mile from his house, when a thunderstorm came on, and he sought shelter under a tea-tree. Shortly afterwards a flash of lightning struck the tree, and, travelling down, struck Wylie about the head and shoulder. He spoke to a boy who was with him, and asked him to hit his boots with a stick. This the lad did,  and then rushed to ring for the ambulance. When the ambulance arrived the man was dead. Deceased was a well-known and popular resident of Bundall and is survived by a widow and two young children.  His parents reside at Maryborough.