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Regimental number2525
Place of birthLincolnshire England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBright Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinSister, Mrs G Broughton, 35 Victoria Street, Grantham, England
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'For coolness, courage, and devotion to duty south of WESTHOEK on 2nd October, 1917. This N.C.O. was working with a party of Sappers repairing a plank road which came under very heavy shell fire. The Officer in charge of the party was wounded and evacuated. Sergeant WILKINSON reorganised his Section and started them to work again, completing the task although the road was again frequently shelled. This N.C.O. has during the operations in front of ZONEBEKE done excellent work under most difficult conditions. He has at all times set a fine example to the men of his Section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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