|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||'Acheron', Alexandra, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Catherine Wilson, Dunmanway, Co Cork, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/55/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||38th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2905A Pte Albert Wesley WILSON, 38th Bn, killed in action, 10 June 1918.|
War service: England
Embarked, Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917.
Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital (fractured tibia), 23 February 1917; dispatched to depot, 25 February 1917; to Hospital, 28 February 1917; marched out to Sutton Mandeville, 3 March 1917; marched in from Fovant, 7 April 1917; marched into Perhan Downs Command Depot, 30 May 1917; marched into Sutton Veney Command Depot, 20 July 1917; marched into Hurdcott Command Depot, 1 October 1917; marched out to 10th Imperial Bn., Larkhill, 1 October 1917; marched out to Weymouth Command Depot, 17 January 1918.
Returned to Australia per 'a.8', 31 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1918; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 4 May 1918.Medals: British War Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON John|