From: Launceston Grammar/Launceston
He crossed to Melbourne in 1890 after being offered a job by Richard Wardill in the banking industry. He also played cricket for the MCC for four seasons. In his second football season, th follower was chosen to represent Victoria.
Wilson temporarily retired before the 1894 season, but was convinced to come back in late May. In 1895, Wilson was promoted to vice-captain when Patrick O'Loughlin moved to Queensland in June. Two months later Eddie Fox retired and Wilson took the top job.
He remained captain through 1896 before retiring to concentrate on playing bowls.
Also shown as F. Wilson is some sources.