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Colin WILSON

Regimental number2451
Place of birthStrathalbyn, South Australia
SchoolEthelton Public School, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBerkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Pearl B D Wilson, Russell Street, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 December 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Stated to be accidentally killed (Norminal Roll)
Place of death or woundingBoulogne, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row I, Grave No. 143), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ellen and the late George Edward WHITE
Family/military connectionsHe had four brothers who enlisted in the AIF; one severely wounded and one sick. Details from Mother, Mrs Ellen Wilson, Russell Street, Glanville.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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