Thomas Cornelius Bell WILSON


WILSON, Thomas Cornelius Bell

Service Number: 932
Enlisted: 6 December 1915
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cowpen Square, Blyth, Northumberland, England, 31 August 1888
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 14 October 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Grave XXI. C. 12. Personal Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY THY WILL BE DONE
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 932, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Corporal, SN 932, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
14 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 932, 35th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 29 and the son of Eleanor Davison Knox, of 20, Cowpen Square, Blyth, Northumberland, England.

Next of kin-Mother, Mrs Eleanor Davison Wilson, [later Knox]20 Cowpen Square, Blyth, Northumberland, England.

Marriages Dec 1900   

Knox John William Tynemouth 10b 313
Wilson Eleanor Davidson Tynemouth 10b 313

His attestation states his name as Cornelius Wilson but he appears to have served as Thomas Cornelius Wilson. CWGC inscribed his grave marker with Thomas Cornelius Wilson.

Real name: Thomas Cornelius Bell Wilson
Births Dec 1888 Wilson Thomas Cornelius B Tynemouth 10b 26.

1911 census

John Kno Head 39 Earsden, Northumberland

Elenor Knox Wife 45 Blyth, Northumberland

Margaret Knox Daughter 9 Blyth, Northumberland

Frances Knox Daughter 8  Blyth, Northumberland

Ethel Knox Daughter 6 Blyth, Northumberland

Beatrice Knox Daughter 4 Blyth, Northumberland

Hilda Knox Daughter 2 Blyth, Northumberland

John Willson  Boarder 25 Blyth, Northumberland

Cornelius Willson  Boarder 21 Blyth, Northumberland

Richard Willson  Boarder 36 Blyth, Northumberland


Enlistment date 6 December 1915
Place of enlistment West Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment Corporal.

35th Battalion, C Company

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Lance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 62nd Battalion


Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted and served under alias Cornelius Wilson