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John Reed WILSON

Regimental number35
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel May Wilson, 131 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name40th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll26
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Reed spelt Reid

Meritorious Service Medal

'Since the inception of his Battalion and since the arrival of his Unit in FRANCE (November 1916), this N.C.O. has rendered very meritorious service. In addition to his duties as Pioneer Sergeant, he has been given large responsibility in regard to Engineer Stores and other supplies. He has rendered invaluable assistance in the Line in the organisation of dumps and supplies. He is untiring in his energies, and on many occasions has shown a total disregard for danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

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