|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||Kenmore Hospital, Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Elizabeth Wilson, Little Ballymeno, Ballynure, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/11/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'At Saint Souplet on 17 October, 1918, he was with a patrol under an officer on a forward reconnaissance. While the party were advancing with the infantry through enemy barrage he was wounded, and the other two men incapacitated by wounds. He assisted in carrying them a considerable distance through the barrage, and assisted his officer in his reconnaissance, returning with him to the battery, and afterwards carrying out his duties on his gun throughout the day's fighting. He showed marked gallantry and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Maadi, 17 January 1916. Transferred to 25th Howitzer Brigade and posted to 114th Battery, 1 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916. Transferred to 115th Battery, 7 July 1916.
Transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 3 April 1917, and posted to 106th Battery.
On leave to United Kingdom, 26 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 6 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 6 November 1917 (shrapnel wound, thigh and head), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; thence to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne, 7 November 1917; transferred to 1st Convalescent Depot, 12 November 1917; to 3rd Rest Camp, 20 November 1917; rejoined unit, 4 December 1917.
Appointed Acting Bombardier, 25 September 1917; Temporary Bombardier, 8 August 1918.
On leave to the United Kingdom, 12 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 30 September 1918.
Wounded in action, 17 October 1918; remained at duty.
Promoted Bombardier, 8 November 1918.
Awarded Military Medal.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 20 December 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, and reverted to Bombardier, 17 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 27 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 20 June 1919, for onward travel by rail to Sydney; discharged, 4 August 1919.
Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal.Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON William James|