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William Wahlers WILSON

Regimental number2144
Place of birthRose Park, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFurnace man
Address24 Foster Street, Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada May Wilson, 24 Foster Street, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMarried with 6 children: Thelma Marjorie WILSON; Iris Lavinia May WILSON; Audrey Gladys Clara WILSON; Reginald William Gold WILSON; Eileen Doris May GOLD (ex-nuptial; d. 4 December 1916); Lydia Irene WILSON
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Emnbarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing in action, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 20 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsWife's address subsequently 6 Pulsford Road, Prospect, South Australia; subsequently remarried: Mrs A.M. JACKSON, 6 Edgeworth Street, Prospect, South Australia..
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON William Wahlers
Red Cross file 2990911

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