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Regimental number6829
AddressAlfred Street, Ramsgate, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Wilkinson, Alfred Street, Ramsgate, Kogarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During the offensive operations near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917, Private WILKINSON carried messages from the front line to Battalion Headquarters always exposed to enemy sniping and machine gun fire and often having to pass through a heavy barrage, displaying great courage and enabling useful information to be obtained from the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty near Broodsiende on 22nd October 1917. Private WILKINSON worked continuously for 24 hours rendering first aid and carrying wounded. In addition to his duties as a Stretcher Bearer he rendered valuable assistance in guiding ration parties on his return journeys from Zonnebeke to the Companies in Front Line. His coolness under fire was most inspiring to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 March 1974

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