Private Alfred John Wilson

Service number 3489
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Elsternwick
Death Date 1918-04-09
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Alfred John Wilson (3489, 59th Battalion) was born in Elsternwick, Victoria. He was working as a milk carter when he enlisted in May 1917. Alfred died on 9 April 1918 of wounds received in action at Hamelet, France, during the German Spring Offensive of 1918. He is buried in the St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France. Alfred’s mother wrote that he was 17 years 3 months of age. Alfred’s brother, Lance Corporal Rupert George, also served in the 59th Battalion as a Lewis machine gunner.



Date of enlistment 20 April 1917
Date of embarkation 16 July 1917
Date of death 09 April 1918
Date of fate 09 April 1918