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Robert William Leslie Wilson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 792 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 792 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert William Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2962 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
    Unknown AWMM Belfast, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Marshall Wilson (father), Belfast, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2962 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 CanterburyNew Zealand 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William Marshall Wilson and Margaret Gebby Wilson, of Belfast, Canterbury. AWMM
    • Born 22 January 1893 Public - Pamela Joy - Other relative - 1 May 2016 - From Wilson Family Bible currently held by James and Avis Wilson, Rangiora
    • Robert William Leslie Wilson 6/2962.7th reinforcements, Canterbury company. He was known as Leslie. A farmer, Leslie was the son of William and Margaret Wilson of Belfast, Christchurch.
      Robert arrived in Egypt on the 8th of November 1915 and was posted to the 13th North Canterbury and West Coast company, 1st Canterbury battalion. Private Wilson was then sent to France, and the Armentières “quiet” sector. He survived the battle of Flers Courcelette on the 15th of September. On the 27th of September 1916 he was wounded in action, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
      Private Wilson was taken to the casualty clearing station a day later, so he probably lay wounded until then. The 27th of September 1916 was another fine Wednesday. The infantry advanced. In less than half an hour, 1st Canterbury captured its section of both the Gird and Gird support in the Somme sector. Heavy resistance was later met, and many casualties ensued.
      Private Leslie Wilson succumbed to his wounds on the 28th, and was buried at the Dartmoor cemetery, Bercordel-Becourt, France. He was aged just 23. Public - Marinus - Researcher - 26 April 2020 - Research by Unknown Warriors of the NZEF, Private Wilson's Military Service File, Archives NZ
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About death

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  • Death
    28 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France AWMM II. C. 85. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Robert was my Grandfathers oldest brother. When Robert left to fight in the war, my Grandfather would have been very young. I cant even imagine what horrific things he must have seen and endured.
    Public - Debbie - Other relative - 4 March 2019
  • Leslie was my grandfather's older brother. I wonder what he made of the Somme after leaving from Belfast near Christchurch. To go so far to die at 23 years old must have been heart-breaking for his family.
    Public - Pamela Joy - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 April 2020MarinusWellingtonResearcher
23 March 2020MarinusWellingtonResearcher
04 March 2019DebbieRangiora, North CanterburyOther relative
01 May 2016Pamela JoyWellington New ZealandOther relative

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