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David Mitchell Wilson

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 28), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 28), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Mitchell AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4243 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Francis Wilson (mother), Clarendon, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4243 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Engine cleaner/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • David Wilson was the son of David Nicholson Wilson and Francisco Janet Wilson, of Ajax St., Milton, Otago, New Zealand. Native of Romahapa, Otago. AWMM
    • Private David Mitchell Wilson, killed in action on the 8th June “somewhere in France,” was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs D. N. Wilson, N. Z. Railways, Milton, and had just recently celebrated his 21st birthday in the trenches. He was a native of Romahapa, Catlin’s River District, and started his school career at Kokonga and Rough Ridge, Otago Central, and completed his education at Windsor, North Otago. After leaving school, he joined the Railway Department’s service at Dunedin, as a cleaner in the loco. Department. He enlisted at Oamaru at the age of 19 years, and left New Zealand with the 11th Reinforcements on 2nd April, 1916. Private Wilson was wounded in the left arm and left leg on September 19th during the Somme fighting, and was admitted to the hospital at Etaples, France, where he was discharged after six weeks’ treatment. After eleven days at the base he re-joined his regiment, and was in the firing line until he met his death on 8th June. Of four cousins who have been in action, three are railwaymen, two of whom have been seriously wounded, and one has made the supreme sacrifice, whilst one only, so far, has escaped injury, though he has had the sad misfortune of losing his wife since leaving New Zealand. Private Wilson was beloved by all who knew him, and many friends will miss his bright and cheery face, and his comrades of the footplate, to whom he was known as “Wee Scottie,” will sadly mourn his loss. Railway review, 24 August 1917, p 397 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 5 September 2017 - Railway Workers Obituaries : New Zealand History website :
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About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. AWMM

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  • David Mitchell Wilson Always remembered by his late brother Sydney Wilson and family from Central Otago.
    Public - Kay - Other relative - 20 November 2016
  • My Uncle Davey- Never met but always loved by my mother your Sister, & your other siblings. Your v.large photograph, in uniform & in colour,suitably framed , graced Grannie's wall at Ajax Street with love & pride. As a child, & through the years- I do remember it well. from Your niece, Shirley .
    Public - Shirley Francis Anne - Other Relative - 18 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 April 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
10 April 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher
05 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
20 November 2016KayHamilton, New ZealandOther relative
18 April 2015Shirley Francis AnneUPPER HUTT ,NewZealandOther Relative

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