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Michael Joseph WILKINSON

Regimental number1529
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressDrouin, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C. Wilkinson, Drouin, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date15 August 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 29 October 1915.

Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 2 January 1916. Transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 7 April 1917; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 10 April 1917. Transferred to England, 18 June 1917 (debility); marched in to No. 1 Command Depot, 20 June 1917. Admitted to 2nd Scottish General Hospital, 27 July 1917 (debility and headaches); transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 20 September 1917; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 February 1918; rejoined unit, 15 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 11 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left shoulder and abdomen). Transferred to England and admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, 15 August 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 August 1918. Discharged, and granted furlough, 14 September 1918, to report to No. 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 May 1919; discharged, 15 August 1919.

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

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