Vale Charles ‘Chilla’ Wilson

​BGS Old Boy ’47 Dr Charles ‘Chilla’ Wilson, a true all-rounder who represented and captained the Australian rugby team, as well as serving as an Army Medical Officer, passed away on Friday 2 September aged 85.

The funeral service will be held from 11.00am on Thursday 8 September in The Great Hall at Brisbane Grammar School. Parking will be available on campus on Oval 2 – access via Kalinga Avenue between Brisbane Grammar and Brisbane Girls Grammar off Gregory Terrace. A celebration of his life will immediately follow at the Breakfast Creek Hotel.

As well as his on-field talents, Chilla was also renowned for managing all of the Wallabies’ successful 1980s campaigns, including the 1984 Grand Slam and the 1986 Bledisloe Cup win in New Zealand.

ARU CEO Bill Pulver​ said Chilla would be remembered as a character who shaped Australian rugby, saying the country had lost a rugby great.

BGS Director of Sport Ron Cochrane described Chilla, a boarder in Harlin House, as a wonderful Old Boy identity, and a great supporter and servant to the School throughout his life.​

Click on the links below to read more about the life of Dr Charles ‘Chilla’ Wilson in two great articles on the Queensland Reds and Australian Rugby websites.