|Place of birth||Jordanstown, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, S O Wilson, 35 Melrose Street, Belfast, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 23 November 1915; disembarked Egypt.
Admitted 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 8 February 1916 (fractured ribs); discharged to duty, 5 March 1916.
Admitted 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 10 March 1916 (fractured ribs old injury); while in hospital found guilty of drunkenness, 12 March 1916; awarded a fine of 2/6d; discharged to duty, 15 March 1916.
Taken on strength 57th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from a parade duty on the evening of 17 May 1916; awarded seven days Field Punishment No. 2.
Found guilty by a Field General Court Martial of striking a superior officer, 23 May 1916; awarded six months detention; admitted to Military Prison, Gabbary, Alexandria, 5 June 1916; sentence suspended, 23 August 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 September 1916; disembarked England, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, 3 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 November 1916; disembarked Etaples and marched into 5th Divisional Base Details; taken on strength, 60th Bn, 12 November 1916.
Admitted 5th Divisional Rest Station, 11 March 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 21 March 1917; rejoined unit, 22 March 1916.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 0815hrs, 28 April, to 1900hrs, 29 April 1917: awarded 14 days Field Punishment No. 2 and a total forfeiture of 16 days pay, 30 April 1917.
Found guilty by Field General Court Martial of being absent without leave from 0815hrs, 1 May, to 1745hrs, 2 May 1917, whilst undergoing sentence of 14 days Field Punishment No. 2, 16 May 1917: awarded 29 days Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of a total of 31 days pay.
Found guilty, 18 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 0655, 16 July, to 2000hrs, 17 July 1917: awarded 14 days Field Punishment No. 2.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 0830hrs to 2100hrs, 2 August 1917 and from 0830hrs to 1430hrs, 3 August 1917; awarded 7 days Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of a total of 9 days pay.
Found guilty by Field General Court Martial of being absent without leave from 0830hrs to 1400hrs, 17 August 1917: awarded 19 days Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of a total of 24 days pay.
Proceeded to England on leave, 30 January 1918; rejoined unit (under escort), 3 March 1918; found guilty of being absent without leave from 18 February 1918 until surrendering on 26 February 1918: awarded forfeiture of a total of 30 days pay.
Found guilty by a Field General Court Martial of desertion after absenting himself without leave on 4 April 1918 having been warned that his Bn was ready to go into the line, and remained absent until apprehended in a town behind the lines on 8 April 1918: awarded 15 years penal servitude (not to be committed to prison until further orders), 17 April 1918; sentence suspended, 13 June 1918.
Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 23 May 1918 (cut knee); transferred to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 27 May 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 26 July 1918.
Transferred t the Australian Employment Company, 4 October 1918; transferred to England, disembarked Southampton and proceeded to Weymouth, 10 December 1918.
Sentence of 15 years remitted, 27 December 1918.
Commenced return to Australia aboard HT Nevasa, 10 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged Melbourne, 17 June 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON Isaac|