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Archibald Thomas WILKINS

Regimental number9622
Place of birthMuswellbrook New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFawcett Street, Waratah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Tom Wilkins, Fawcett Street, Waratah, New South Wales
Previous military service4th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 4, Field Ambulance 5, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a bearer subdivision. Although himself wounded in the head, he led his bearers forward, and when one of them was badly wounded he remained alone with him in a shallow trench for three hours under intense and concentrated shell fire, which finally smashed the stretcher on which the wounded man was lying. He eventually got him away to a place of safety, returned to look for more wounded, and succeeded in getting them away. He then reported his own wound'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death30 January 1963

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