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Robert Davis WILSON

Regimental number812
Place of birthOangru, New Zealand
AddressPeel Street, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs R.D. Wilson, c/o Mrs. J. Dwyer, Peel Street, Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918

Military Medal

'For individual courage and initiative during the operations at PASSCHENDAELE, East of YPRES, on 6th November 1917. When the N.C.O.s became casualties, Private WILSON assumed control of his platoon, and by personal courage and prolonged effort, cheered and led the men throughout a severe and continuous bombardment. His conduct during previous actions has been consistently good.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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