Robert Barclay (Scotty) WILSON

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WILSON, Robert Barclay

Service Number: 1201940
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Field Squadron, RAE
Born: Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom, 9 March 1948
Home Town: Ravenshoe, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Accidental (Injuries), South Vietnam, 16 July 1971, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Ravenshoe General Cemetery, Queensland
Section 2 - Grave 151
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Ravenshoe War Memorial
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Vietnam War Service

2 Apr 1969: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private
15 Jan 1970: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private
18 Feb 1971: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private
16 Jul 1971: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sapper, SN 1201940, 1st Field Squadron, RAE

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1201940 Sapper Robert Barclay 'Scotty' Wilson. Robert Wilson served two tours of duty in Vietnam. The first, from April 1969 to April 1970, was with 104 Signal Squadron, and the second, starting in February 1971, was with 1 Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers... On his second tour of duty, Robert Wilson was involved in an accident while on active duty in Phuoc Tuy province. He died of his injuries in the US Army 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh, on 16 July 1971." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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