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Private J. T. Wilson, M. M., of Greytown, Wairarapa, killed in action.

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AWNS-19420211-25-26

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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Date
11 FEBRUARY 1942

Date Period
1940-1949

Subjects
Portraits, Soldiers, World War, 1939-1945, Wilson, J TPortraitsSoldiersWorld War, 1939-1945Wilson, J T
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Digital image

Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 11 FEBRUARY 1942 p025

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1/4 length portrait of Private J T Wilson, MM, of Greytown, Wairarapa, Service Number 35365, killed in action on 23 November 1941 at Sidi Rezegh, Libya during Operation Crusader, aged 49, and buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya. Served in World War 1 with the 2nd Canterbury Regiment in France and Belgium, and awarded the Military Medal in August 1918 near Bapaume, France for single handedly taking out a German machine gun post and taking prisoners.