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Norman Wilson


Norman Wilson
Norman Wilson
Also known as
Wilson, Norman Claude
Fallen ANZACs; Territory ANZACs; First World War, 1914-1918
Place of birth
Mernda (Vic.)
Place of enlistment
Broadmeadows (Vic.)
Date of enlistment
27 years 9 months
Surveyor's assistant
Australian Imperial Force
8th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
Service number
Next of kin
Thomas and Catherine Wilson - Parents ; 98 Rossmoyne Street, Northcote, Vic.
Date of death
Place of death
Damascus (Syria)
Place of burial
Damascus British War Cemetery (Syria)
Darwin Cenotaph
Biographical notes
Norman Claude Wilson, a carpenter with the Public Works Department in Darwin, was one of the signatories to the petition to the Administrator. He was not prepared to await the Administrator's assistance and sailed from Darwin on SS 'Taiyuan' and enlisted at Broadmeadows in Victoria on 6 November 1914. Wilson Park (Lot 3826) and Wilson Crescent in Darwin were named in his memory. His sister Ruby Emily Olive Wilson served as a Staff Nurse at the 1st Australian Army Hospital in England from 1917 to 1919.
Embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A16 'Star of Victoria' on 25 February 1915. In September 1915 he participated in operations with the regiment in Palestine and the Sinai, and was promoted to Lance-Corporal on 17 January 1918. He contracted malaria and died in the French Hospital at Damascus on 18 October 1918.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps; History; World War, 1914-1918; Northern Territory; ANZAC
Related links
http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=2013779&I=1&SE=1; http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1667606/; http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_LARGE/RCDIG1066910%5CRCDIG1066910--326-.JPG; http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/nominal_rolls/first_world_war/page/R1551248/; http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1058696--1-.PDF; http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1059159--1-.PDF; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/24508354; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/31018850; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/23235461; http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/DAX2702; http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3280330; http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1985781; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/66345864; http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/placenames/view.jsp?id=8316; http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/placenames/view.jsp?id=3235; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/897574/WILSON,%20NORMAN%20CLAUDE; http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/10/13/; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/24508354 [The Best Fellows Anyone Could Wish to Meet : George Auchterlonie and the 8th Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F. by George Aucheterlonie and Allan Box. Leongatha, Vic.: A. Box, 1993.]; http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1058696--1-.PDF [Red Cross wounded and missing]; http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3280330 ["Volunteers for Active Service", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 1 October 1914: p.10.]; http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1667606/ [Roll of Honour]; http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_LARGE/RCDIG1066910%5CRCDIG1066910--326-.JPG [Embarkation Roll - HMAT A16 'Star of Victoria']; http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/DAX2702 [Australian War Memorial : Photograph of A Squadron in 1915]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/31018850 [They Rode into History : The Story of the 8th Light Horse Regiment Australian Imperial Force 1914-1919 by Max Emery. McCrae, Vic. : Slouch Hat Publications, 2009.]; http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1059159--1-.PDF [Red Cross wounded and missing]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/23235461 [Maygar's Boys : A Biographical History of the 8th Light Horse Regiment A.I.F. 1914-19 by Cameron Victor Simpson. Moorooduc, Vic.: Just Soldiers, Military Research & Publications, 1998.]; http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/nominal_rolls/first_world_war/page/R1551248/ [Nominal Roll]; http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=2013779&I=1&SE=1 [Service Record]; http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1985781 ["In Memoriam", The Argus, 20 October 1923: p.17.]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/66345864 [Rosenzweig, Paul A. "Adventurous roving natures : Northern Territory volunteers of 1914." Sabretache, Vol.47, no.2, June 2006: p.7-21.]; http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/placenames/view.jsp?id=8316 [Place Names Register : Wilson Crescent]; http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/placenames/view.jsp?id=3235 [Place Name Register : Wilson Park]; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/897574/WILSON,%20NORMAN%20CLAUDE [Commonwealth War Graves - Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery - Norman Claude Wilson]; http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/10/13/ [Unit War Diary]
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