(Service number 4557)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||A. Corporal|
|Date||c1883||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||13 December 1915||Age||32 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Jersey Street, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Married. 2 children|
|Next of Kin||Lily WILSON (wife), Jersey Street, Hornsby, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 8½ inches. Weight 128 lbs. Chest measurement 33½ inches. Complexion dark. yes blue. Hair dark brown. Eyes good. Considered now (15-10-1915) fit for service, teeth conditional. Does not present any of the following - scrofula; phthisis; syphilis; impaired constitution; defective intelligence; defects of vision, voice, or hearing; hernia; haemorrhoids; varicose veins, beyond a limited extent; marked varicocele with unusually pendent testicle; inveterate cutaneous disease; chronic ulcers; traces of corporal punishment, or evidence of having been marked with the letters D. or B.C.; contracted or deformed chest; abnormal curvature of spine; or any other disease or physical defect calculated to unfit him for the duties of a soldier. Can see the required distance with either eye;his heart and lungs are healthy; he has the free use of his joints and limbs; and he declares he is not subject to fits of any description. Fit for active service.|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||11th Reinforcement|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||19th Battalion|
|Date||9 April 1916|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||17th Battalion|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||3 January 1918||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
20 November 1916 admitted to Southern General Hospital with severe influenza. 24 November 1916 progressing favourably.
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Edward Wilson was born in about 1883 at Timaru. He enlisted with the Australian Forces on 13 December 1915 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australian. On 26 September 1917 he returned to Australia. From Janyuary 1918 he was granted a pension of £1 per fortnight, in respect of himself, 10/- in respect of his wife Lily, 6/6 in respect of his daughter Alice Maud Wilson, and 5/- in respect of his son, William Edward Wilson.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 August 2015]; Australian Military Forces Attestation Paper (National Archives of Australia) [15 November 2016]
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