Photograph, framed [Private S.R. Wilson]; unknown photographer; 1939-1945; MT201...
Photograph, framed [Private S.R. Wilson]About this object
A framed black and white photograph of Stanley Russell Wilson in his World War Two Army uniform.
Stanley Wilson returned from the war and lived until age 94, where he is buried in the Mataura Cemetery. During his time overseas in the war his eyesight deteriorated. According to information in the book 'Mataura: City of the Falls' (pgs. 140-41) his father Joe, brother Len, and Stan ran a horse-drawn carrying business, with Stan's speciality delivering goods from the rail to local firms. One day his horse disappeared from the railway station and was later found some distance away. Apparently a circus train had called into the station and the roaring of the lions had triggered the horse to escape. With continued eyesight deterioration Stan had to withdraw from the active side of the business, instead looking after the house in Kana Street, where he had a great vegetable garden.
1939-1945Inscription and Marks
Handwritten in black ink below photograph: 'Pte. S.R. Wilson.'Measurements
h 298mm x w 220mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paper
organic, vegetal, wood
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number