Garnet Eustace (Minya) WILSON MID

WILSON, Garnet Eustace

Service Numbers: 2049, S83431
Enlisted: 27 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Works / Labour / Employment / Alien Companies
Born: Point Mcleay, South Australia, Australia, 27 September 1897
Home Town: Point McLeay, The Coorong, South Australia
Schooling: Narrung Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 5 September 1962, aged 64 years
Cemetery: Raukkan Aboriginal Cemetery
Memorials: Raukkan Aboriginal Community War Memorial, Raukkan Mission Ngarrindjeri Anzacs Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2049, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2049, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2049, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
25 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 43rd Infantry Battalion
14 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2049, 43rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

31 May 1942: Enlisted Private, SN S83431, Point Mcleay, South Australia
1 Jun 1942: Involvement Private, SN S83431
27 Aug 1943: Wounded Private, SN S83431, GSW (leg)
11 Jan 1945: Discharged Private, SN S83431, Works / Labour / Employment / Alien Companies

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Biography contributed by Meningie Area School

Eustace Garnet Wilson was born in 1897 at Raukkan and died in 1962 in Adelaide. He was the youngest son of John ('Sewsty') and Eliza Wilson (nee Wilkins). He enlisted 27 April 1916. He sailed together with 2042 Pte. Cyril Spurgeon Rigney (/explore/people/282693) to England on the Seeang Bee and were posted to France with the 43rd Battalion. He married Dulcie Rigney, daughter of Edward and Essie Rigney (nee Wilkins) in 1924. They had fifteen children; Betty, Nina, Garnett, Edward, Pearl, Shirley, Valda, Vina, John, Ray, Rex, Gloria, Daryl, Rosslyn, Daryl.

Printed Photo in Menigie, of Garnet Eustace Wilson and several other Aboriginal service people.

 

 

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