|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||92 Angove Street, North Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Annie Louisa Wilson, c/o W O Wilson, Royal Bank Chambers, 103 St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||44th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/61/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||44th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 29 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 8 March 1917.
Admitted Fargo Military Hospital, 14 March 1917 (influenza); discharge date not recorded.
Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; disembarked Havre and marched into 3rd Divisional Base Details, 15 June 1917.
Admitted 4th Stationary Hospital, Havre, 27 June 1917 (shingles); discharged to 4th Command Depot, 14 July 1917; marched into 3rd Divisional Base Details, Havre, 24 July 1917.
Taken on strength, 44th Bn, 4 August 1917.
Proceeded on leave to England, 14 February 2 March 1918.
Transferred to Australian Garrison Base Details on being found medically unfit for further service in the field, 16 November 1918 (premature senility); transferred to England and admitted 2nd Command Depot, 26 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia (invalid) on board HT Argyllshire, 19 December 1918; disembarked Perth, 19 January 1919; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 28 February 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalBoth medals returned, 30 September 1924.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON William Osborne|