|Place of birth||Port Macquarie, New South Wales|
|Address||Hibbard, Port Macquarie, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, George Wilson, Hibbard, Port Macquarie, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No 2), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parent: George Wilson of Hibbard, Port Macquarie, New South Wales.|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3534 Pte Samuel Charles WILSON, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 3533 Pte James Arthur Ernest WILSON, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Reported as missing in action, 19 July 1916.
Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except that the soldier is deceased. Now reported as killed in action, 19 July 1916, on authority of the Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, War Office, 24 February 1917.
Advice received from Australian Red Cross, Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau, 18 October 1920, 'Wilson, E. R. 4887. 53. Batl. A.T.F. Fell 19.7.16 near Fromelles[.] Final German Death List, S'.
Red Cross File No 2980701: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16'.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON Eric Robert
Red Cross File No 2980701