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William Ambrose WILKINS

Regimental number6702
Date of birth7 December 1887
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPublic accountant
AddressPinjarra, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs E H M Wilkins, c/o J Pike, Napier Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 15 March 1919

Lieutenant


Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 15 June 1919

FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the advance was held up by two enemy machine guns, with another man he dashed forward, captured one of the guns, putting the team out of action. This gallant act inspired other men to attack and capture the second gun, taking many prisoners, and allowing the advance to proceed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, 6 May 1917; 21 September 1917.Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/08/1970
Age at death83

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