William Edwin Wilson

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Edwin
Last Name: 
Wilson
Mother's Name: 
Rhoda Wilson nee Guppy
Father's Name: 
Edwin Wilson
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, August 12, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (New Guinea, Rabaul)
Company: 
G Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Wilson (Service no 669) was born in London in 1888 and had served 6 years with 6th Battalion Essex Regiment Territorials.  He was discharged from the 6th Battalion Essex Regiment Territorials on 5 November 1912.  He arrived in Australia soon after.

At the time of enlistment William was single,  26 years of age, employed as a labourer at the Baker's Camp and resided in Helensburgh, NSW.  William embarked on HMAT A35 - Berrima with the Australia Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, G Company on 19 August 1914 and served in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

William was discharged on 4 March 1915 at the end of his 6 month tenure.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILSON W E

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