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Alexander James WILKES

Regimental number3248
Date of birth8 August 1894
Place of birthCabarlah, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Honorah Wilkes, Tingoora, Kingaroy, Queensland
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date8 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front (wounded, 25 April 1918)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died of blackwater fever, Government Hospital, Wau, New Guinea.
Date of death25 April 1933
Age at death39
Place of burialWau, New Guinea

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