Adam Black Douglas WILSON

Regimental number34767
Date of birth13 October 1889
Place of birthShag Point, Otago
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs E West, Airedale, Ardgowan, Oamaru
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1916
Place of enlistmentFeatherston
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 21st Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board Ulimaroa on 19 January 1917
Final rankPrivate
Final unit2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1917
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsMessines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Brother: Andrew Wilson, Shag Point, Otago
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 19 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 May 1917; rejoined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 19 June 1917.

Killed in action, 6 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 52, p. 13
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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