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Wilson, Frederick Gladstone

Place of Birth: Sale, VIC

Age: 24 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 19 October 1914 – Unknown

Service Number: Unknown           view online service record

108 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Frederick Wilson (father)
108 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Monday, 26 April 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula

Informal portrait of three Australian soldiers of the 13th Battalion visiting a museum. Identified, left to right: Lt Hopkins; Lt Frederick Gladstone Wilson; Lt George Webster Binnie. AWM P05382.006.

Brother: Gilbert Glenloth Wilson

Lieutenant, 13 Infantry, killed in action 26 April, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 24, commemorated Courtney’s and Steel’s Post Cemetery, Gallipoli.

Parents: Frederick WILSON and the late Eleanor WILSON, brother, 545, Gilbert Glenloth WILSON, killed in action 14 November, 1916. Born Sale, educated Nott Street SS. Enlisted with father at 108 Princes Street, circular returned from same address, One of the first deaths to be reported in the Standard, he was incorrectly listed on 15 May, 1915 with the rank of Captain. The unusual AWM image shows Wilson in the centre of three Australian officers in a museum, presumably in Egypt.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 27, 2016 12.38 pm 0Likes

    An In Memoriam notice published on 26 April, 1916, the anniversary of Frederic junior’s death at Gallipoli revealed that the Wilson family suffered an earlier tragedy … “Also, in loving memory of my eldest dear son. B. F. J. Wilson, who was accidentally drowned in Sydney Harbour, Mosman Bay, on 7th March, 1913”. Newspaper reports at the time revealed his given name as Beresford, the eldest son of the family and described as “a commercial traveller and well-known resident of Mosman”. Only the father was mentioned in the subsequent Death Notice

  • Vance Painter
    Posted April 18, 2018 9.07 pm 0Likes

    My grandfather Stanley his younger brother died in a POW camp in Thessaloniki in Greece in 1941 after being captured during the battle for Crete. My mum June Painter nee Wilson was his only child. The other three boys never to our knowledge had kids. On hearing of his 4th sons desth Fred Wilson was broken hearted and died soon after. The great irony is he strongly supported the struggle for an independent Eire where his family had come from via the US. During the Second World War my mum visited an injured relative who were injued in the Solomons.

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