William Leslie Gordon WILSON
Born: 31 August, 1896
Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 29686
Birthplace: Melton, Victoria
Parents: George Alfred Wilson.
Alice Maude Pyle
Died: 28 May, 1969
Place of death: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria; Registration No. 11460
Awards and Honours
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
Australian Army Service Corps, October Reinforcements
Regimental Service Number: 12976
Enlistment date: 18 September, 1916 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 20 years
Address at enlistment: Rosslyne, Melton
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Father: George Alfred Wilson
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Weight: 113 pounds
Distinctive marks: Vaccination marks on arm, scars on left thigh and left knee. Mole below left ear.
Embarkation ship: HMAT A38 Ulysses.
Return Date: 24 January, 1919
Return Vessel: Delta.
Arrival at Australia: 10 March, 1919.
Discharge Date: 17 April, 1919
War Service Summary
25/10/1916 - Embarked Ulysses from Melbourne
25/12/1916 - Disembarked Plymouth
29/12/1916 - Driver; training depot; Parkhouse
18/01/1917 - Admitted Fargo Military Hospital; pleurisy / influenza / pneumonia; seriously ill;
16/04/1917 - Marched in to Traing Depot Parkhouse from hospital
24/04/1917 - Admitted Parkhouse Hospital; mumps
07/11/1917 - Proceeded overseas to France on.
12/03/1918 - 2nd Division Train Driver; detached for duty with the 6th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
31/07/1918 - Train driver; attached to 6th Army Brigade; France
18/08/1918 - Reverted to Gunner on at his own request.
18/10/1918 - Wounded In Action; gassed; admitted to 53rd Clearing Station
03/11/1918 - Invalided to the UK; wounded
04/11/1918 - Transferred to 1st Birmingham War Hospital
12/11/1918 -Transferred to 1st Auxillary Hospital
28/11/1918 - Discharged from hospital
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
1924 - In February married Henrietta Robinson (1896-1958), daughter of William Robinson and Catherine Raleigh.
Ian (30/12/1924 19/04/2007)
Mervyn (b. 03/05/1927)
Place/s of residence:
Balliang East (Soldier settlement land)
Brother of Alfred Stanley (Stan) Wilson who served in Palestine at the same time.
William also enlisted at Bacchus Marsh for service in World War 2. V361427