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Robert Victor WILSON

Regimental number662
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
Addressc/o W Arkell, Farrington Estate, Alderley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Wilson, Colin Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll691
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1918

Military Medal

'These two men [WILSON and 3233 W.J. BYRNE] are stretcher bearers and are specially brought to notice for their courage and endurance in action 26th/29th August, 1916, near FERME DU MOUQUET. They succeeded in rescuing and carrying back their wounded from No Man's Land at all times being under enemy artillery fire. They worked from advanced dressing station to the front line during this time and were to a large extent responsible for the quick and careful evacuation of our wounded under exceptionally difficult conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Silver Medal (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Silver Star (Serbia), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 June 1954
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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