Wilson, Frederick Gladstone

Place of Birth: Sale, VIC

Age: 24 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 19 October 1914 – Unknown

Service Number: Unknown           view online service record

Address:
108 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Frederick Wilson (father)
108 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion

Fate:
KIA: Monday, 26 April 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula


Informal portrait of three Australian soldiers of the 13th Battalion visiting a museum. Identified, left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Hopkins, wounded at Gallipoli; Lt Frederick Gladstone Wilson, of Sale, Vic, killed in action at Gallipoli on 26 April 1915; Lt George Webster Binnie, of Brighton, Vic, killed in action at Gallipoli on 3 May 1915. AWM P05382.006.

Informal portrait of three Australian soldiers of the 13th Battalion visiting a museum. Identified, left to right: Lt Hopkins; Lt Frederick Gladstone Wilson; Lt George Webster Binnie. AWM P05382.006.


Brother: Gilbert Glenloth Wilson

Lieutenant, 13 Infantry, killed in action 26 April, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 24, commemorated Courtney’s and Steel’s Post Cemetery, Gallipoli.

Parents: Frederick WILSON and the late Eleanor WILSON, brother, 545, Gilbert Glenloth WILSON, killed in action 14 November, 1916. Born Sale, educated Nott Street SS. Enlisted with father at 108 Princes Street, circular returned from same address, One of the first deaths to be reported in the Standard, he was incorrectly listed on 15 May, 1915 with the rank of Captain. The unusual AWM image shows Wilson in the centre of three Australian officers in a museum, presumably in Egypt.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    An In Memoriam notice published on 26 April, 1916, the anniversary of Frederic junior’s death at Gallipoli revealed that the Wilson family suffered an earlier tragedy … “Also, in loving memory of my eldest dear son. B. F. J. Wilson, who was accidentally drowned in Sydney Harbour, Mosman Bay, on 7th March, 1913”. Newspaper reports at the time revealed his given name as Beresford, the eldest son of the family and described as “a commercial traveller and well-known resident of Mosman”. Only the father was mentioned in the subsequent Death Notice

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