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Frank Davies WILSON

Regimental number4355
Date of birth23 January 1887
Place of birthProspect, South Australia
Place of birthNailsworth, South Australia
SchoolNorth Adelaide and Jamestown Public Schools, South Australia
Address'Rosary', Highbury Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn F Wilson, 'Rosary,' Highbury Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date8 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4356 Pte Samuel WILSON, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Contracted illness, invalided to Rouen Hospital, France, 26 December 1916, thence to Clandon Park Hospital, Surrey; recovered, returned to duty. Sustained fractured kneecap and invalided to Mile-End Hospital, 31 January 1918, thence to Dartford Hospital, 15 April 1918; recovered, returned to duty, 3 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1969
Age at death72
Place of burialNorth Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia

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