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Wilson, Gilbert Glenloth (545)

Place of Birth: Sale, VIC

Age: 22 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 7 January 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 545            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: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion

KIA: Tuesday, 14 November 1916
Place: France

Gilbert Glenloth Wilson. AWM P08024.001.

Brother: Frederick Gladstone Wilson

Corporal, 2n Australian Pioneer Battalion, killed in action 14 November, 1916, aged 24, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Frederick WILSON and the late Eleanor WILSON, brother, Lieutenant Frederick Gladstone WILSON, killed in action 26 April, 1915. Born Sale, educated Nott Street SS. Enlisted as a 22 year-old engine cleaner with the Victorian Railways with father at 108 Princes Street, circular returned from same address. No known grave.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1916 ‘Late Corporal Wilson.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 24 Nov 2016,

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