|Place of birth||Braidwood, New South Wales|
|Address||Post Office, Hibbard, Port Macquarie, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, George Wilson, Hibbard PO, Port Macquarie, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No 1), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parent: George Wilson of Hibbard, Port Macquarie, New South Wales.|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 4887 Pte Eric Robert WILSON, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 3533 Pte James Arthur Ernest WILSON, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 8 December 1915 (mumps); discharged, 6 January 1916.
Allotted to and proceeded to 53rd Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Report from the Australian Red Cross, Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau, 18 October 1920, 'Wilson, S. G. 3534. 53 Batl. B. Co. Fell 19.7.16 near Fromelles[.] Final German Death List, S'.
Red Cross File No 2990606: 'The above name appeared on German dath list dated 4-11-16.'
Statement, 3528 Pte E.B. TAYLOR, B Company, 53rd Bn (patient, No 6 General Hospital, Rouen), 16 April 1917: 'Informant said Wilson was in B Co. 7 Pl. and came from Port Micquarie (sic) N.S.W. He was a bomber and in the Fromelles attack he held at bay a German party attempting tocome down a sap while a number of other men were able to get away. He held the sap all alone and was himself killed by a bomb when the others had safely got away.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON Samuel Charles
Red Cross File No 2990606