Claremont Arthur WILSON

Regimental number407
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressBay Street, Port Broughton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary H Wilson, Bay Street, Port Broughton, South Australia
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations of 22nd August, 1918, north of BRAY, when a heavy enemy barrage was put down on our troops during the approach march, Corporal WILSON very ably handled his Platoon and led them through the shelled area, in comparative safety, by carefully choosing the route. When he had placed his men in a sheltered position he went out and attended to some wounded. His action gave the men confidence in his ability to lead them during the coming operation, which proved of value during the attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal