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Wilson, Lachlan Chisholm (1871–1947)

Brigadier Lachlan Chisholm Wilson, a distinguished soldier of the first World War, died at his home at New Farm last night.

Of the officers who landed on Gallipoli with the 5th Light Horse, Brigadier Wilson and Captain Stanley were the only two originals to survive the campaign. During the last war Brigadier Wilson acted for a time as State Commander of the Volunteer Defence Corps. He served in the South African war with the Queensland contingent. He had won several decorations, including the D.S.O., the Croix de Guerre, the C.B., the C.M.G., and the V.D. He first entered business in Townsville, but in 1912 commenced a legal practice in Brisbane with Mr E. K. Tully.

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'Wilson, Lachlan Chisholm (1871–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/wilson-lachlan-chisholm-9142/text24764, accessed 25 October 2020.

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