WILSON, Edward Douglas
(Service number 6/2012)

Aliases Ted Wilson
First Rank Quartermaster Sergeant Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 6 July 1881 Place of Birth Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age 33
Address at Enlistment 15 Essex Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Occupation Grocer
Previous Military Experience Waimate Rifles
Marital Status Married, 4 children
Next of Kin Mrs Edith Elizabeth Wilson (wife), 15 Essex Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height: 5 feet 6.5 inches Hair colour: Dark Complexion: Dark Eye colour: Blue Distinctive marks: Scar on back of right hand

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez,Egypt (25 May 1915)
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-1915 Star British War Medal (1914-1920) Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 August 1915 Age 34
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference Panel 12
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Husband of Edith Eliza Wilson (nee Hilton) of 94 Glen Road, Dunedin. Promoted to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, but reverted to Lance Corporal at own request.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, April 2014; SCRoll web submission from L Wilson, 4 December 2014

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