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Archibald Hamilton WILSON

Regimental number7014
Place of birthLanarkshire, Scotland
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressSubiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dulcie Amelia Wilson, 78 Coglan Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 24 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date19 February 1919
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War service: Western Front

Embarked Albany, 23 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917; marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, and reverted to Private, 17 September 1917. Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 26 September 1917. Marched in to 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 8 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 March 1918; taken on strength, 51st Bn, in the field, 9 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 28 April 1918 (bullet wound, left knee), and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 7th Canadian General Hospital, 30 April 1918; to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 5 May 1918. Transferred to England, 6 May 1918, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 7 May 1918 (gun shot wound, left knee and hand); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 May 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 7 June 1918. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 18 January 1919; discharged, Perth (medically unfit), 19 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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