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Thomas Henry WILSON

Regimental number2483
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address15 Simpson Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W G B Wilson, 15 Simpson Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 65th Infantry, Senior Cadets; 1 year in the 66th Infantry.
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 28 November 1915 (piles); transferred to Hospital Ship, 30 November 1915, and admitted to St Elms Hospital, Malta, 4 December 1915; transferred to Ghain Tuffisha Camp, 6 January 1916. Found guilty, 17 January 1916, of disobedience on parade in breaking out of ranks: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2. Admitted to hospital, Malta, 11 February 1916. Rejoined 6th Bn, Serapeum, Egypt, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.

Attached to No 1 Canadian Tunneling Company for pay, rations and discipline, 23 August 1916; rejoined 6th Bn from detachment, 18 October 1916.

Found guilty, 4 August 1916, of being absent from parade, 1 August 1916: awarded 24 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 19 December 1917; transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 December 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 24 December 1917 (haemorrhoids); discharged to Base details, 15 February 1918. Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Havre, 26 March 1918 (adenoid); discharged to No 4 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 2 April 1918 (pharyngitis); discharged to Base Details, 12 April 1918; rejoined Bn, 30 April 1918.

Appointed Driver, 18 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 17 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; found guilty, 11 April 1919, of at sea absenting himself from picquet when duly warned: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; discharged Melbourne, 29 June 1919.

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

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