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James Barnes WILSON

Regimental number3929
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationGrocer
AddressBaden Powell Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.5"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Jane Wilson, Baden Powell Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Port Curtis Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3929A
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 5), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert K. and Susan Jane WILSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 31st Bn, duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916.

Admitted to 145th Australian Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 14 May 1916 (haemorrhoids), and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to unit, 18 May 1916; rejoined Bn, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm), and admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux; transferred to England, 21 July 1916, and admitted to 2nd Northern General Hospital, Becketts Road, Leeds, 22 July 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford (date not recorded); discharged on furlough, 13 October 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 October 1916.

Admitted to Wareham Military Hospital, 11 January 1917 (meningitis); marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, from Poole Isolation Hospital, 3 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917.

Transferred to 15th Bn, 11 June 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 January 1918 (gastritis), and transferred to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 February 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON James Barnes

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