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Arthur Morgan WILKINS

Regimental number7793
Date of birth16 December 1883
Place of birthHucclecote, England
OccupationDepartment manager
AddressWaverley, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Wilkins, The Avenue, off Birrell Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of piles)
Enlistment date6 September 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialSouth Brisbane Cemetery, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Russell and Matilda WILKINS
Discharge date21 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 396 Sergeant Edward Bennison WILKINS MM [served as Edward BRADY], 39th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; re-embarked Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918; entrained Taranto, 5 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 12 February 1918; embarked Cherbourg, 12 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 13 February 1918, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 July 1918; taken on strength, 2nd Bn, in the field, 18 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 15 August 1918 (shrapnel wound, abdomen), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, 16 August 1918; to England, 18 September 1918, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 19 September 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 5 October 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: trench fever), Sydney, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 July 1920 Maryborough, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILKINS Arthur Morgan

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