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Regimental number1032
Place of birthRichmond New South Wales
AddressRawson Street, St Leonards, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinAgnes Wilson, Rawson Street, St Leonards, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'For valuable services rendered whilst prisoners of war, or interned.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31759 (30 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38 (29 April 1920).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the operation of the evening of the 4th February, 1917, near GUEUDECOURT, the Sector where WILSON was stationed, was heavily shelled and bombed, causing casualties to the whole gun's crew and disabling the gun. WILSON promptly restored the gun to action, rallied the men in the trench, and then with conspicuous bravery carried the wounded men to safety through very severe shell fire. He maintained a fine spirit throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Meritorious Service Medal

'In recognition of devotion to duty and valuable services rendered whilst a prisoner of war, or interned.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 1 May 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front (taken prisoner of war)

Medals: Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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