Regimental number2907
Place of birthCork, Ireland
Address'Acheron', Alexandra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6.75"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Wilson, Dunmanway, Co Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date4 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2905A Pte Albert Wesley WILSON, 38th Bn, killed in action, 10 June 1918.
Other details

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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON John