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Allan Elwood WILSON

Regimental number32
Date of birth17 June 1879
Place of birthGreymouth, Westland, New Zealand
SchoolParoa School, nr Greymouth, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Wm. Wilson, Camerons via Greymouth, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll61
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1915
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth WILSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Reported missing from 'Southland', believed drowned, 7 September 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held at Rouen, France, 3 September 1917, declared fate to be 'Killed in action: enemy action torpedoing of 'Southland, near Lemnos, 2 September 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Allan Elwood

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