Peter Roy WILSON

WILSON, Peter Roy

Service Number: 5098
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clements Gap, South Australia, 5 September 1881
Home Town: Clements Gap, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmhand
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 14 June 1970, aged 88 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mount Barker Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5098, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5098, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Peter Roy was the son of George Moore and Mary Anne (nee Davidson)  Wilson of Clements Gap.

 Peter Wilson was the eldest son of George and Mary.  He was born in Clements Gap in 1891.  A farm hand, Peter was 24 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 17 March 1916.

Peter was appointed to 14 Reinforcements 27 Battalion and embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT A70 “Ballarat” on 12 August 1916 and disembarked in Plymouth, England on 30 September. From England Peter proceeded overseas to France on 28 December and was then taken on strength of 27 Battalion. The Battle of Menin Road in Belgium began on 20 September 1917 and during the successful attacks on German positions Peter received a gun shot wound in his face. He was admitted to 16 USA General Hospital and once recovered rejoined 27 Battalion on 30 October. Peter embarked from England aboard HT “Yparinga” on 15 May 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 2 July. He was discharged on 14 September 1919.

Three younger brothers, 966 Sgt Walter Broughton Wilson, 5097 Pte Leonard Davidson Wilson and 62369 Pte Wilfred Wilson also served.

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