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2703   Private William Wilson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 25/12/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/01/1881
Died: 03/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
William Wilson was the son of Son of James and Elizabeth Jane Wilson. They were a farming family from Dunglady, Swatragh, County Londonderry. William emigrated to Australia about 1904. Prior to enlistment, William was working as a labourer. He gave his address as c/o James Collins, 47 Raglan Street, Waterloo, New South Wales. William Wilson enlisted on Friday 24th June 1916 in Liverpool, New South Wales. Private William Wilson was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on Monday 3rd July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery
  Bois-Grenier, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IV-D-5
CWGC Casualty 59264
Bois-Grenier is a village 3 kilometres south of Armentieres on the D222. Brewery Orchard Cemetery will be found on the east side of the village of Bois-Grenier, on the north side of the D22 road to La Chapelle D'Armentieres.
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1 1901 Census lists Wilson family 1901 census lists William as age 20 living with the family at house 18 in Dunglady, Swatragh, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Wilson family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 14 in Dunglady, Swatragh, Londonderry
3 AIF Project Details of Private William Wilson
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Private William Wilson
5 Australian Military Records 31 documents regarding Private William Wilson
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Private William Wilson
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Private William Wilson
8 Photo of Private William Wilson's grave
9 Returned Services League Details of Private William Wilson
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Wilson's grave can be purchased here
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