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William George WILSON

Place of birthBailleston, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
Address32 Victoria Road, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilias Wilson, 32 Victoria Road, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll61st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William James and Ellen WILSON; Wife: Lilias WILSON
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. He led his company forward during an attack with great judgment and skill under heavy fire. Though there was a gap of several yards between his flank and the unit on his left, he pushed on and reached the objective with very small casualties. His courage and splendid example of determination materially contributed to the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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