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Alexander WILSON

Regimental number4955
Place of birthColac, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressForrest, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Wilson, Forrest, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 10 May 1916. Reallotted to 15th Training Bn as reinforcements to 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916. Taken on strength of 58th Bn in the field, 23 July 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 3 September 1916 (influence); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 10 September 1916.

To hospital, 18 December 1916; rejoined unit, 20 December 1916 (no further details recorded).

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1917 (trench feet); transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 17 March 1917; to 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 19 March 1917; to Ambulance Train No 31, 21 March 1917; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 21 March 1917. Transferred to England, 28 March 1917, and admitted to 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, 29 March 1917. transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 July 1917. Marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 16 October 1917; rejoined 58th Bn, 28 October 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 17 April 1918 (accidentally scalded right foot); transferred to 73rd General Hospital, Trouville, 28 April 1918; discharged to Australian Convalescent Depot, 10 May 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 11 July 1918; rejoined unit, 18 July 1918.

To United Kingdom, 15 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 1 November 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 24 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 2 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 July 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 12 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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