Charles Hutton WISH-WILSON

Regimental number2410
ReligionChurch of England
AddressScottsdale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Oliver Wish-Wilson, South Springfield, Tasmania
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During operations east of PROYART ON 23rd/26th August, 1918, Private WISH-WILSON acted as Stretcher Bearer and went out on several occasions alone to forward positions, exposing himself and running great risks carrying wounded men on his back. Although badly shaken by the explosion of a shell he refused to leave the front line until he had completed first aid to four or five wounded men and assisted in their removal. After an hour's spell at the R.A.P. he returned and carried on with his duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 56627 Pte Thomas Vyvyan WHISH-WILSON, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal