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Angus Valentine WILSON

Regimental number2904
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWilliamstown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Wilson, 64 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'On the night of September 18th - 19th near Le VERGIEUR, Sergeant WILSON was in charge of a platoon on wiring work, forward of the front line position. His splendid example of cool determination was alone responsible for his success in getting his men on to the job through much harassing fire on the way out, and, while actually working he organised and disposed of his party in a most efficient manner and succeeded in accomplishing a well executed piece of work under very hazardous and trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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