The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Captain (Later Lieutenant Colonel) George Wilson

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Tryie Brand Wilson

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/12/1867

Ancestor's date of death: 1950s

Cause of Death: Old age

Service Number: Officer - not applicable

Colony or State of enlistment: Not applicable

Unit: Highland Light Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: CAPT, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LTCOL, Date Effective: 01/01/1918

Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Detail not provided, Date of Sailing: Detail not provided

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: MID and Distinguished Service Order

Personal Characteristics: A very fine soldier, Commissioned in to Highland Light Infantry 17 January 1891.

Reasons to go and fight: A serving soldier.

Details of service in war: Operations in Orange River Colony, May 1902 Operations in Cape Colony Jan-May 1902 Mentioned in Dispatches. London Gazette 29 July 1902 Adjutant 3rd battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Service and life after the Boer War: Substantiative Major, 4 November 1907 Joined 4 Battalion (Territorial) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Took command of 4 Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers, 22 September 1915 Served on Gallipoli and in Palestine. He commands 6 Battalion (Territorials), The Manchester Regiment and at some time commanded the 8th Battalion (Territorials) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Promoted Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1918.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Chrstopher John Dawson, Rose Bay NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


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