Driver Thomas McLaren Wilson

Service number 11965
Ranks Held Driver, Mechanical Transport Driver
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Ballarat
Death Date 1917-08-13
Death Place France
Final Rank Driver
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 3rd Australian Divisional Supply Column
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Thomas McLaren Wilson was 21 years old when he joined the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in April 1916. He listed his occupation as postman on his attestation form and lived in Ballarat, Victoria. He listed his father Mr Thomas Wilson as his next of kin. Thomas Wilson embarked from Melbourne on 5 June 1916 with 3 Divisional Supply Column, Mechanical Transport, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC). Following training in England Wilson arrived in France November 1916. He is admitted to hospital with influenza in December 1916 and rejoined his unit in January 1917. In February 1917 he is admitted to hospital with bronchitis and evacuated to England for further medical treatment and diagnosed with tuberculosis. Due to his illness Wilson embarks from England on 3 July 1917 to return to Australia for discharge. Thomas Wilson succumbed to his illness during the journey home and died at sea 13 August 1917.



Date of embarkation 05 June 1916
Date of death 13 August 1917
Date of death 13 August 1917