John Wilson

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Wilson
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, December 6, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
47th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Place of Death: 
Queensland
Details: 

John Wilson (Service No 1755) was born in Shellharbour, N.S.W. around 1871.

John enlisted in Charters Towers, Queensland; he was single, 44 years old and working as a fencing contractor on a property at Nelia Ponds and listed the owner, William John Nona, as his next-of-kin.

John embarked from Sydney on board SS Hawkes Bay 47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 20th April 1916.  He arrived in England but was admitted to hospital numerous times.  Deemed unfit for active service, John was repatriated too Australia in January 1918 and discharged medically unfit on 7th April 1918 due to sciatica and senility.

John is believed to have died in 1920 in Queensland.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILSON J

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