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Frank Everett WILKINSON

Regimental number2929
Date of birth28 April 1893
Place of birthSomerton via Tamworth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressProspect Corner, Somerton, via Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Wilkinson, Prospect Corner, Somerton, via Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Discharge date8 May 1918
Other details

Attestation Form states Goodooga, New South Wales, as place of birth.

War service: taken on strength, 4th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 6 January 1916. Transferred to 56th Bn, 16 February 1916. Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 1-13 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 1 November 1916 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); transferred to England, 9 November 1916, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 November 1916. Granted furlough, 2-17 February 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel by rail to Sydney; discharged, 8 May 1918.

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

Place of burialTamworth Cemetery, New South Wales

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