|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||1 Roper Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Wilson, 1 Roper Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the 1st Contingent Mounted Rifles, South Africa (Boer War).|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||38|
|Place of burial||Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 21), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Richard and Martha WILSON; Wife: Elizabeth Esther WILSON|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.
Transferred to hospital, 1 September 1915; rejoined Bn, 8 September 1915.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 September 1915.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 5 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipopli evacuation).
Found guilty, 28 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 10 am, 27 January, to 1 pm, 28 January 1916: reprimanded, and forfeited 2 days' pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 March 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 10 May 1916.
Appointed Lance Sergeant, 19 August 1916.
Promoted Sergeant, 1 December 1916.
Admitted to 1/1 South Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 5 March 1917 (mumps); transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 5 April 1917 (myalgia); to 3rd Convalescent Depot, 10 April 1917; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 15 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 April 1917.
Appointed to Permanent Cadre of No 2 Brigade Group Instructional Staff, Rollestone, to complete establishment, 15 July 1917, and attached to 5th Training Bn.
Detached to Bombing School, Lyndhurst, 15 August 1917; rejoined No 2 Group, Rollestone, from detachment, 25 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; rejoined 17th Bn, in the field, 5 February 1918.
Reported missing, 31 August 1918.
Now, 19 October 1918, reported killed in action, 31 August 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON Richard|