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Fredk John WILSON

Regimental number4249
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Other NamesWILSON, Fredk. John
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCoachbuilder
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Next of kinWife, Mrs F J Wilson, Lyon Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 9 months in the 7th Victoria Infantry Regiment [entry unclear].
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date2 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Pioneer Bn, Ferry Post, Egypt, 17 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 January 1917, and admitted to 60th Field Ambulance (gun shot wound, right buttock), and transferred same day to 24th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance train, 20 January 1917, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 21 July 1917. Embarked for England, 23 January 1917, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 24 January 1917. Transferred to Grove Hill Military Hospital, Tooting, 26 March 1917. Found guilty, Grove Hill, 29 May 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline when a patient in hospital he was absent without leave from 7 pm until 10 pm, 29 May 1917: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay. Transfererd to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 June 1917. Discharged on furlough, 5 July 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 November 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 13 November 1917; discharged, Melbourne (medically unfit), 2 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 January 1951

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