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Karl WIKSTROM

Regimental number4624
Place of birthAbo, Finland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationSailor
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11.75"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr K Wikstrom, Abo, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 August 1916
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row C, Grave 38), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 10 March 1916. transferred to 51st Bn, 19 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1916; died of wounds (gun shot wound, hip and abdomen), 2/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, France, 17 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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