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Thomas Russell Bowman WILKINSON

Regimental number4448
Date of birth25 April 1891
Place of birthWentworth, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRobinson Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, T H Wilkinson, Buddong, Robinson Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 1st Battalion
Promotion date: 5 August 1916


Unit: 1st Battalion
Promotion date: 9 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919

Military Medal

'At SAILLY, FRANCE, on the night 29th/30th June, 1916, he did good and gallant work during a raid on the German trenches, displaying coolness under heavy fire and resource in difficulties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 20 November 1916

Discharge date25 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, 24 May 1918

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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