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Robert Christian WILSON

Regimental number2480
Place of birthMudgee New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressWyaldra Park, Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Henry Christian Wilson, Wyaldra Park, Mudgee, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Subsequently became company director (chairman, Tooheys Ltd); general manager and director, Grazcos Co-op Ltd; director, Bank of NSW; MLC (NSW) 1949-61. President, Royal Flying Doctor Service of NSW. Appointed CMG, 1952; Kt, 1966. Also served in World War II as federal director of rural manpower.
Date of death20 August 1973
Place of burialCairns Cemetery, Queensland
Sources'Pastoral Review', September 1973, p. 433
'Who's Who', 1962

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