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Alfred WILKINSON

Regimental number3475
Place of birthManchester England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMill Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, E.H. Wilkinson, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Infantry Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period from 17th September, 1918, to 31st December, 1918, this N.C.O. has rendered most gallant and meritorious services to his Battalion. During the operations at BELLICOURT from 29th September, 1918, to 2nd October, 1918, he showed great personal bravery in assisting to supply ammunition and rations to the front line, leading forward several parties under heavy shell fire. After the attack he was the first to volunteer as a stretcher bearer and with others searched the whole area covered by the attacking troops and brought in several wounded. Sergeant WILKINSON has been with the Battalion since its formation and for over two years has been Pioneer Sergeant. In this capacity he has always displayed remarkable devotion to duty; always cheerful and energetic he is one of that invaluable type of N.C.O. who will always obtain the very best from the men working under him. He has taken part in numerous Major Operations in which the Battalion has been concerned and has always been of the greatest assistance in organising and leading ammunition and ration parties. His work with the Battalion has been most outstanding throughout the whole of his service, and he has well earned some recognition.'

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