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Gordon WILKINS

Regimental number2835
Date of birth23 August 1885
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommission Agent
AddressWellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11.5"
Weight220 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C A Wilkins, Box 34, Wellington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 18th Battalion
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: 18th Battalion
Promotion date: 9 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Abel and Caroline WILKINS
Discharge date16 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Appointed Lance Corporal, 4 July 1916. Wounded in action, 27 July 1916; 9 November 1916; 3 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Llanstephan Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 16 April 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (appointment terminated), 16 October 1918.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death6 April 1938
Age at death53
Place of burialWellington Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILKINS Gordon

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