Herbert Bruce Wilson

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Herbert Bruce Wilson
Parents: James Herbert Wilson
Edith Olive Wilson (née Hall)
Siblings: Dorothy Jean McHarg Agnew (née Wilson)
Frederick Gordon Wilson
Olive Adele Lang (née Wilson)
William Murray Wilson
Herbert Bruce Wilson
Lilian Jessie Rae Hussey (née Wilson)
    b. 1910, d. c. 2013.
Partners: Daphne June Wilson (née Robinson)
Iris Joy Wilson (née Arnold)
Keywords: H.M. Wilson Archives
Permalink: archives.org.au/HBW
Wikitree: Wilson-85025
FamilySearch: LDWF-YQ3
Ancestry: 312489356855
Grave at Karrakatta. Bruce's side of the gravestone is blank.

Born in 1918 in Perth.[1] Enlisted in the Navy aged 15 (c.1933) according to family records.[2] Navy personnel number 5'8½", light brown hair.[3] Official commencement 1 June 1938.[3] Ships: HMAS Vendetta, HMAS Canberra, Penguin, Moresby, Leeuwin, and Sydney.[3]

South Australian Police Gazette, 29 May 1940:[4]

Deserters from H.M. service.

From Lua error in Module:Wikidata_link at line 45: attempt to index field 'sitelinks' (a nil value)., on 2nd January, 1940.

No. 22157, Herbert Bruce Wilson, ordinary seaman, born 1/12/18, 5ft. 8½in., fair complexion, light-brown hair, hazel eyes.

Died 3 August 2005, aged 86, buried at Karrakatta (same plot as Iris, but his side of the grave stone is blank).[5]


  1. Western Australian Registry of Births, Marriages, and Deaths (birth in 1918). Perth district, registration number 2646.
  2. Rae's documents/James Herbert Wilson continued.doc
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 NAA: A6770, WILSON H B
  4. The South Australian Police Gazette, 29 May 1940, p.233 https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60970/
  5. Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. Summary Of Record Information, Application Number MCB-472751-B0G8Y8. First name: HERBERT BRUCE. Last name: WILSON. Aged: 86. Date of death: 03/08/2005. Suburb: NEDLANDS. Cemetery: KARRAKATTA CEMETERY. Area or denomination: PRESBYTERIAN. Section: KA. Gravesite: 735. Record accessed: 18 January 2023.