Charles Arthur Leonard Wilson

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
Arthur Leonard
Last Name: 
Wilson
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, June 19, 1892
Father's Name: 
Charles Wilson
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, October 26, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Driver
Rank at Discharge: 
Driver
Unit: 
1st Expeditionary Force
Company: 
4th
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Charles Wilson (service no. 2745) was born in Mount Kembla. He was described as a horse breaker.

After leaving school he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 30th October, 1913, one of the Navy's first members. He was posted to HMAS Encounter as an Officers Steward but the Navy was not for him and he was discharged a few months later.

In October 1914 he enlisted in the AIF and embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima on 21st December, 1914. He served on Gallipoli and the Western Front. He was a driver with Army Service Corps and was lucky to come through the war uninjured.

Charles returned to Australia and was discharged from the AIF on 6th March, 1919. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILSON C A L

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