Robert Richard WILSON

Badge Number: S24504, Sub Branch: Cummins / Yeelanna

WILSON, Robert Richard

Service Numbers: 2598, S71273
Enlisted: 13 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 5th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Ardrossan, South Australia, 29 May 1891
Home Town: Yeelanna, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 26 April 1969, aged 77 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Ardrossan & District WW1 Honor Roll, Ardrossan School Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2598, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2598, 9th Light Horse Regiment, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2598, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2598, Signal Squadron - Cable Section

World War 2 Service

20 May 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Major, S71273
20 May 1942: Enlisted S71273, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Yeelanna, South Australia
21 May 1942: Involvement S71273, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
15 Feb 1946: Discharged Major, S71273, 5th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

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