Bert WILSON

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WILSON, Bert

Service Number: 3000
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Williamstown, South Australia, 30 December 1894
Home Town: Williamstown, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 30 September 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Buried Lyssenthock/Poperinghe Plot 25 Row AA Grave 16A
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3000, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3000, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
30 Sep 1916: Wounded SN 3000, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Emms

Bert(ie) Wilson was the fifth child and second son of James (Jim) and Ellen (Nell) (HATTAM) WILSON of Mount Crawford Road, Williamstown. Before he left for overseas, he was presented with a wristlet watch and belt at the Williamstown Institute.

He died from multiple wounds at the Casualty Clearing Station, Remy, Belgium, 30 September, 1916.

His younger brother Clarence Crawford WILSON also served in World War 1 and later in World War 2.

 

Biography

"THE LATE CORPORAL WILSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wilson, of Mount Crawford road, Williamstown, have received information of the death from wounds, on September 30, of their son, Lance-Corporal Bert Wilson, of the 32nd Battalion." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 27 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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