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Frederick Austin Davis WILKES

Regimental number2752
Place of birthBowraville New South Wales
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressBowraville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Frederick Wilkes, Bowraville, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSomer Farm Cemetery, Wytschaete, Belgium
Commemoration detailsSpecial Memorial No. 4, Somer Farm Cemetery, Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Frederick and Mary Jane WILKES
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2785 Pte Walter Thomas WILKES, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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