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Thomas Bernhardt WILSON

Regimental number3982
Place of birthLongwarry Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarman
AddressBunyip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs R J Wilson, Bunyip, Victoria
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th/21st September 1917, Pte. WILSON combined the duties of Signaller and Runner in an efficient manner. Owing to shortage of Signallers and runners and the doubtful communication, he was at times called upon to run a message immediately after completing his duty at the telephone, but regardless of his fatigue and the enemy barrages, he obeyed the slightest order in such a manner as to show to those that he came in contact with his high value as a soldier. As a guide for relieving battalione he was invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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