John Sidney Wilson

in College 1912-16; son of Sidney Wilson; at school at Shore; MB MS.

Captain, 15th Field Ambulance, AIF; died of wounds, Amiens, 9 August 1918, aged 24.

Obituary in The Pauline:

John Sidney Wilson …left Australia in December, 1916, and on reaching Salisbury Plain, was attached to a pioneer battalion as R.M.O. Some eight months later he was sent across to France, and joined the 15th Australian Field Ambulance on the Western Front. He remained on duty with this unit until he was killed in action on the 9th August, 1918, near Arbonnieres, on the Villiers-Bretonneux-Amiens road, during the famous counter-offensive, in which the Australian Corps so greatly distinguished itself.

During his residence in College, “Jacko” Wilson was known as a quiet, hard-working student. Even then he showed himself to possess many of the qualities so necessary in the successful practitioner, over and above professional skill and knowledge. He took an active interest in the public affairs in College, and was treasurer of the General Committee during his last year in residence. By his untimely death, in the cause of common liberty, the College has lost one of its noblest sons and Australia a useful citizen.