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Arthur George WILSON

Regimental number11
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCaswell Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Wilson, Clifton Park, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Signal Troop Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919
Discharge date26 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Australia, 24 September 1914. Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1915; with 2nd Light Horse Regiment Detachment, Mudros, 14 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from HT 'Caledonian', 26/27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation); promoted to Corporal Signaller, Heliopolis, 1 January 1916; proceeded to the front, Wardan, 14 January 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Sohag, 3 May 1916; returned to duty, 8 May 1916; to be Temporary Sergeant Signaller, Mazar, 21 January 1917; to be Sergeant Signaller, Fukhari, 21 April 1917; to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 25 August 1917; qualified 22nd Signals Course, Zeitoun; rejoined unit from detachment, Rafa Beach, 7 October 1917; awarded the Military Medal, 4 November 1917; detached to 1st Signal Squadron, Ayun Kara, 11 December 1917; taken on strength of 1st Signal Squadron, 12 December 1917; detached to 1st Signal Troop, 4 January 1918. Transferred to 1st Signal Troop, 9 February 1918; moved out from unit, 16 April 1918; marched into Base Signals, Alexandria, 18 April 1918; moved out to unit, 14 May 1918; rejoined 1st Signal Troop, 17 May 1918; to School of Instruction, 4 July 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 9 September 1918.

Embarked Suez and commenced return to Australia on HT 'Port Darwin', 15 November 1918 (1914 Personnel); disembarked 2nd Military District, 26 December 1918, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged Brisbane, 26 February 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Arthur George

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