|Place of birth||Launceston, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||PO, Flinders, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Mary Jane Wilson, PO, Flinders, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row J, Grave No 46), La Chapelle-d'Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 11 April 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to unit, 12 April 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 14 April 1916 (debility); discharged to unit, 19 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.
Statement, 2842 Pte R. WILSON, 59th Bn (patient, 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle, England), 13 November 1916: 'Informant states that on July 19/16 at Fleurbaix Wilson was missing. He rejoined the Battn. but was killed only a day or two later. He was on fatigue duty at the time, as was also Walsh, when one of our own shells exploded prematurely, and oth were killed instantaneously. They were buried somewhere behind the lines, but informant does not know where. It was on July 23rd. that they were killed.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILSON Bernard Francis
Red Cross file 2980310