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Alfred Edward WILSON

Regimental number9639
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressQueensland National Bank, Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, A M Wilson, Queensland National Bank, Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied as a result of accident 12 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialFlatiron Copse Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 3), Mametz, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander Maurice and Jessie Elizabeth WILSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, and posted to No 2 Section, 24 January 1916. Appointed Driver, Zeitoun, 19 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.

Transferred to No 4 Section, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 18 May 1916. Mustered as Gunner, 9 August 1918.

Transferred to Trench Mortar Brigade, 8 September 1916; taken on strength, 1st Division Trench Mortar Brigade, 9 September 1916.

Accidentally killed by explosion while salvaging ammunition.

Court of Enquiry held at Basentin, 17 April 1917, 'shows that the casualty occurred through the accidental explosion of a 4.7 shell, further that every possible care was taken in handling same & that no blame rests on anyone concerned.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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