WILSON Robert

 

Date of Enlistment 07/06/1915
Birthplace  
Occupation Mariner
Age on Enlistment 40
Rank  
Unit 11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Fate RTA
Date of Fate Event 15/08/1919
Returned to Broome post WWI Yes
Other Information  
Dear Bob Kirby.— We went to Gallipoli Peninsula and had eight weeks, good fighting. I got a good lot of my own back there and just before Xmas we left the trenches and were taken quietly away to Lemnos Island. We stopped here a few days and on Jan, 1 we went onboard the S.S. Lake Michigan, a fine big transport, and were taken to Alexandria; took the tram there and were taken Tel-el-Keber; stopped in camp two weeks and then went down the Suez Canal, to the west side where the fight took place between the British and Turks. Their bodies are still there, some buried, others lying out in the open. After a week there 500 of us were picked to form a camel corps and we are going to fight the Senoussi Arabs, who are very troublesome. Am at present at above address, but leave in a few days. — Trooper R. WILSON, No. 1 section, 3rd Company, Australian Camel Corps, Base Depot, Egypt.North West Echo, 22nd April 1916

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