Trooper James Joseph (Jim) Wilson

Service number 729
Ranks Held Private, Trooper
Birth Date 1898-03-01
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death Date 1915-08-07
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Trooper
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Corporal Reginald James Joseph Wilson (729, 8th Light Horse Regiment) was born in Fitzroy, Victoria, on 1 March 1898. He was working in a warehouse when he enlisted on 2 October 1914 with his father’s permission, claiming to be 19 years of age. James was killed in action at Walker’s Ridge, Gallipoli, on 7 August 1915. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. James was 17 years 5 months at the time of his death. James’ brother, Private Leslie William Wilson, also enlisted in 1914 and served with the 6th Battalion.



Date of birth 01 March 1898
Date of enlistment 03 October 1914
Date of embarkation 12 February 1915
Date of death 07 August 1915
Date of fate 07 August 1915