Hubert John WILSON

WILSON, Hubert John

Service Number: 2064
Enlisted: 21 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kempton, Tasmania, Australia, 19 November 1892
Home Town: Devonport, Devonport, Tasmania
Schooling: East Devonport State School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in action, France, 5 August 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Devonport Cenotaph, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2064, 26th Infantry Battalion
10 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2064, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: SS Makarini embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
10 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2064, 26th Infantry Battalion, SS Makarini, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Hubert John Wilson, or 'Jack" as he was known, was one of the four sons of John Henry and Edith Mary Wilson, of East Devonport, Tasmania who enlisted for service in World War One.

His brother, 605 Company Sergeant Major Ronald Keith Wilson, Medal Militaire, 40th Battalion AIF, was later killed in action at Passchendaele on 12 October 1917, aged 22.