James Brazill WILSON


WILSON, James Brazill

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 11 September 1892
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: East Adelaide School, Christian Brothers College
Occupation: Commonwealth Civil Servant (Electorial Dept)
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 September 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Combles Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot I, Row C, grave 9
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN Officer, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
Date unknown: Involvement 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James Brazill WILSON was born on 11th September, 1892 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia

His parents were Herbert Douglas WILSON and Matutina Elizabeth BRAZILL



The late Lieut. J. B. Wilson, who was killed in action in France on September 3, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Wilson, of Northcote street, Torrensville. He received his early education at the East Adelaide School, from which he won the O'Brien Scholarship to the Christian Brothers' College in 1905. On leaving college he entered the State Civil Service in the Electoral Department, but about two years ago joined the Commonwealth Electoral Department, where he remained until he enlisted on June 21, 1915.

He received his commission in the beginning of September, and sailed for Egypt on January 11, 1916. He received his second star in June while in action in France. He was a good all-round sportsman- a fine rifle shot, a good runner, and a member of the Torrens Rowing Club and various baseball and kindred clubs, and for many years he belonged to the 34th and 35th Batteries of the A.F.A. His frank, open nature made for him a large circle of friends, and he was universally beloved."from the Adelaide Register 12 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)