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Wilfred Dixon MUTTON

Regimental number2406
Date of birth8 August 1897
Place of birthRidleyton, South Australia
SchoolBrompton Public School, Hindmarsh High School, Muirden College, South Australia
AddressAzalea Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Mutton, Azalea Street, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military service80B Senior Cadets (4 years, still serving)
Enlistment date21 June 1914
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Henry and Mary Ann MUTTON. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date25 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3615 Pte Gilbert Thomas MUTTON, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 27th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Wounded in action, Pozieres, France, 4 August 1916; admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 5 August 1916, and transferred to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound: right leg and right hand); to Ambulance Train, no date stated; to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 August 1916; to England, 7 August 1916; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 8 August 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 18 September 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 31 October 1916 (hernia); discharged and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 2 November 1916.

Found guilty, 29 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 0600 hours, until 1700 hours, 26 May 1917: award, admonished and forfeits 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.

Classified as fit for Permanent Base duties only.

Attached to No 2 Group Headquarters, Rollestone, 1 September 1917; rejoined 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 16 October 1917.

Marched out to 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 7 November 1917.

Marched into 10th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville, 17 November 1917.

Marched out to 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 24 November 1917.

Marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 22 April 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 28 January 1919; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: right inguinal hernia), 25 April 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 309 days (of which 3 years 130 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1926
Age at death29
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MUTTON Wilfred Dixon

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