Charles WILSON

Regimental number12/480
Date of birth28 August 1889
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland, Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.11
Height5' 6.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMiss Francis Bailey, Patumahoe
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment; discharged 'on going to sea'.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorrinsville
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to HS 'Braemar Castle'; transferred to Malta, and admitted to St George's Hospital, 18 May 1915; discharged, 3 July 1915.

Embarked Malta, 12 July 1915; marched into NZ Advanced Base, Mustapha, Egypt, 17 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria, 21 July 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.

Reported missing, 8 August 1915.

Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 22 March 1916, concluded: 'Now reported believed dead'.

War service: 361 days (of which 320 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22020479

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