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Frederick WILSON

Regimental number817
Date of birth29 May 1894
Place of birthSheep Hills, Victoria
SchoolMoreland State School, Victoria
Address186 Rathmines Road, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs F W Wilson, 186 Rathmines Road, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military service23rd Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 20 October 1914; disembarked, Egypt.

Proceeded to Gallipoli, 8 April 1915. Admitted sick to hospital, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915; admitted to No. 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 5 September 1915 (defective teeth). Transferred to 5th General Hospital, Portsmouth, England, 26 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board 'Euripides', 24 June 1916, suffering dysentery and appendicitis. Disembarked Melbourne, 8 August 1916; admitted to 11th Australian General Hospital, Caulfield, 8 August 1916. Discharged, 19 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Also served in the Second World War in the Royal Australian Air Force: enlisted 23 August 1941 as Pilot Office, Administrative and Special Duties. Promoted Flying Officer, 23 February 1942; Flight Lieutenant, 1 August 1943. Served at Laverton, Point Cook, Tocumwal, Amberley, Shepparton, Bundaberg, Ransford, Brisbane, Sydney, Bradfield Park. Appointment terminated on demobilisation, 1 March 1948. Medals: War Medal 1939-45, Australia Service Medal 1939-45, General Service Badge
Date of death17 June 1954
Age at death60
Place of burialCremated: Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland

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