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George Wesley WILSON

Regimental number2015
Place of birthCamperdown Victoria
Other NamesWILSON, Gcorge Wesley
WILSON, Gcorge Wesley
WILSON, Gcorge Wesley
WILSON, Gcorge Wesley
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Frank Wilson, Weerite, Victoria
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations near FRISE West of PERONNE on the afternoon of 28th August 1918 this Non-Commissioned Officer took charge of the platoon when his Officer became a casualty, and led them forward to the final objective in a trench system West of MEREAUCOURT WOOD. The enemy held this position in strength both with men and machine guns, and resistance for a time was very strong. This was overcome by the skilful bombing of Corporal WILSON and his party, and the excellent manner in which this N.C.O. disposed of his men. After capturing the objective Corporal WILSON immediately gained touch with both flanks and established posts to consolidate the position. Having made all secure, he sent back a clear report of the situation to his Company Commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2420 Pte Frank Owen Turner WILSON, 3rd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917; 5481 Pte Frank Clements WILSON, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919; 12437 Driver Colin WILSON, 10th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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