WILSON, Martin James
(Service number 55569)

Aliases James Martin Gurney Wilson - name at birth
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 2 April 1897 Place of Birth Wakanui

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Harper Street, Timaru
Occupation Draper
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Hadley WILSON (brother), Claremont, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Wounded & admitted to hospital April 1918

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 June 1992 Age 95 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 147, Plot 1149
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Martin James Wilson was the son of William John and Prudence Wilson. In 1923 he married Bessie Wilson. Martin enlisted as soon as he turned 20 and left New Zealand with the 29th Reforcements.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 November 2015]; Timaru Herald, 23 April 1917, 29 May 1917, 4 september 1917, 30 April 1918 (Papers Past) [29 November 2015]

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