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Robert Charles Percy WILSON

Regimental number685
Place of birthInglewood Victoria
OccupationStation master
AddressNar Nar Goon, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rachael Ann Wilson, 'Brockley', Redvers Street, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Enlistment date29 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentCSM (WO Class II)
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The enemy shelled a light railway train, and a truck containing ammunition was set on fire, several explosions were caused, and other trucks were set alight. He at once went to the spot, uncoupled single handed the burning trucks, and enabled the rest of the train to be got away. Further explosions still occurred, and, by his courage and presence of mind, he prevented the destruction of a large amount of ammunition and rolling stock.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death25 September 1970

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