WILSON, George Charles Lee
(Service number 46635)

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Date 1 May 1887 Place of Birth Christchurch, NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Joiner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. Wilson (mother), 249 Milton Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Wellington, NZ Destination Plymouth, England (20 July 1917)
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Bn

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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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 14 December 1917 Age 30
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Polygon Wood Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference D. 19
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of Samuel and Jane Wilson, of Christchurch, New Zealand;  Played one game of cricket for New Zealand during the 1913-1914 season, against Australia; WHAT IS SC CONNECTION?


Cenotaph (26 August 2013); CWGC (26 August 2013)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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