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William Edward WILKES

Regimental number3133
Date of birth7 August 1897
Place of birthLandsdowne, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Wilkes, Manning River, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date19 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3888 James Harold Percival WILKES,
Other details

War service: put age up by 2 years to enlist.

Joined 9th Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 7 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (shell wound, scalp); admitted to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 23 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 23 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh); transferred to England, 27 September 1918; admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, Wiltshire, 24 October 1918. Discharged from hospital, 11 November 1918, and granted furlough to 25 November 1918, to report to No. 4 Command Depot.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919; discharged, 19 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death11 October 1982
Age at death85
Place of burialGloucester Cemetery, New South Wales

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