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James Andrew Gratten WILSON

Regimental number207
ReligionEpiscopalian
OccupationFarmer
AddressWarrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr J.G. Wilson, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Chuignes on 23rd August 1918. He took two machine guns into an advanced position under heavy fire, and inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy, enabled our troops to advance. When the infantry were forced to withdraw under the intense fire, he held on and kept the enemy from pressing their advantage. He also carried two wounded men to safety under heavy fire, inspiring his detachments by his disregard of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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