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Harold Arthur Faulkner WILKINSON

Date of birth16 May 1879
Place of birthWestern Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Wilkinson, Woodthorpe Marshall's Road, Sutton Surrey, England
Enlistment date22 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 February 1917
Promotions

CAPT (HON MAJ)


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 15 October 1917

Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. With great dash he led his company forward into the enemy front line system, enabling the rest of his battalion to advance without severe casualties. He then organized bombing sections up a communication sap and trench, and cleared them for the advance. At one strong point he led a small party against a nest of enemy machine guns, capturing two guns, and putting the crews out of action. He did very fine service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 September 1960 - Bath, England

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