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James Job WILSON

Regimental number2423
Date of birth14 December 1870
Place of birthKurrajong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRawson Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 8"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes F Wilson, Rawson Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry first did not match
Discharge date16 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Discharged from 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 31 January 1916. Posted to Australian Reserve Brigade, Zeitoun, 31 January 1916.

Details of movement to England not recorded. Marched in to No 1 Training Bn, Perham Downs (date not recorded). Detailed for Home Service, 13 November 1916. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, 14 May 1917. Medical Officer, No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, concluded, 19 May 1917: 'Permaently unfit for General Service. Fit for Home Service ? Service has not injured him.'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides'for Home service (overage), 21 July 1917; arrived Melbourne, 18 September 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 16 October 1917.

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

Enlisted Sydney in the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 23 August 1918, as 1539, Private. Embarked Sydney on board SS 'Melusia', 2 October 1918.

Having returned to Kokopo is struck off strength of the garrison, 22 October 1918. Taken on strength of Rabaul Garrison, 5 November 1918.Appointed Lance Corporal, 4 November 1918. Having returned to Kokopo is struck off strength of rabaul Garrison, 12 November 1918. Having arrived from Kokopo is taken on strength of Rabaul Garrison, 13 November 1918. Having departed for Kokopo is struck off strength of Rabaul Garrison, 20 November 1918. Seconded for duty in Department of Survey & Roads, and transferred from 'A' to 'C' Company, 7 April 1919. Struck of strength to Namatanai, 21 April 1919.Embarked Rabaul on furlough on board SS 'Morinda', 18 May 1920.

Killed at Sydney, 2 June 1920 (accidentally shot by son).
Date of death2 June 1920
Age at death54
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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