George Frederick WILSON

Regimental number12/291
Date of birth10 February 1880
Place of birthSierra Leone, West Africa
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJubilee Avenue, Devonport, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 8"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFriend, S C Leary, Sharebroker, Auckland
Previous military service9 years military service in Adfrica (South Africa Medal with 4 clasps); not serving in any military force at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationCorporal
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.
Discharge date19 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Willochra', 9 June 1915; discharged (medically unfit for Active Service: stiff left shoulder), 19 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death29 January 1945
Age at death64
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22021621