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Robert Allan Wilson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 973 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 February 1909 AWMM Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM The Rock, Redcliffs, Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM The Rock, Redcliffs, Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. I.J. Wilson, The Rock, Redcliffs, Christchurch (brother) AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. I. Wilson, The Rock, Redcliffs, Christchurch (b) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 973 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    24 September 1942 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Wilson, Robert Allan. (Ref. WO 373/21/118). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Maj R. A. Wilson, MC; born Christchurch, 2 Feb 1909; Medical Practitioner, London; RAMC 1940; RMO 23 Bn Jun 1941-Oct 1942; Medical Officer 3 Gen Hosp Dec 1942-Jan 1944; 5 Fd Amb Jan-Sep 1944; Repatriation Unit (UK) May 1945-Mar 1946. (Source: McKinney, J.B. Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy. p.350.)

    'At dusk on 26 June the divisional area at Minqar Qaim was bombed and seventy casualties were suffered by units of 4 Infantry Brigade and by a mobile column of 21 Battalion to the south. Next morning the enemy deployed artillery to the north of our positions and the first ranging shells fell near Divisional Headquarters. Then began an artillery duel which went on all day. At midday the enemy put down heavy concentrations for about two hours, after which he made several half-hearted attacks, all of which were easily repulsed. By late afternoon, however, the enemy had deployed on the northern and eastern sides of the New Zealand positions. At dusk shell and mortar fire gradually died away.
    The RMOs had a difficult time that day; one of them, Captain R. A. Wilson, RMO of 23 Battalion, was awarded the Military Cross. Owing to the nature of the country his RAP could not be moved to a safe zone and was under heavy shellfire for a period of over eight hours. Captain Wilson remained at his post attending the wounded and carrying on under the most difficult and trying conditions. At one stage—under heavy fire—he personally went out with a stretcher to bring in a wounded man. His whole bearing and conduct during the day was an inspiration to the men around him.' (Source: Stout, T. Duncan M. New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy. p. 334.) AWMM
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Death

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.74, 147, 320. AWMM
    • Stout, T.D.M. (1956). New Zealand Medical Services in the Middle East and Italy. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.334. AWMM
    • McKinney, J. (1952). Medical units of 2NZEF in Middle East and Italy. Wellington, N.Z.: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.350, 360. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.521 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.154 AWMM
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