Percy Lawrence WILSON

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WILSON, Percy Lawrence

Service Number: 7182
Enlisted: 14 October 1912
Last Rank: Able Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)
Born: Byron Creek, New South Wales, Australia, 9 August 1889
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Drowned in accidental loss of vessel), St George's Channel, Papua New Guinea, 14 September 1914, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave (at sea)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crib Point RAN WW1 Roll of Honour (Panel 1), Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 2 Service

14 Oct 1912: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 7182, HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)

Non Warlike Service

14 Oct 1912: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, SN 7182

World War 2 Service

14 Oct 1912: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 7182, HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)

World War 1 Service

25 May 1914: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, SN 7182, HMAS AE1 (Submarine), German New Guinea

World War 2 Service

1 Sep 1914: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 7182, HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His younger brother 2032 Sergeant John Swainson Wilson 5th Machine Gun Company AIF. Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action 19th September 1917. Age 25.