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Thomas Joseph WILSON

Regimental number21439
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTimekeeper
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, T J Wilson, Police Station, Ayr, via Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in 2nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36A/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Discharge date18 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Promoted Provisional Bombardier, 10 August 1916; promotion confirmed, 10 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916.

Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 4 February 1917, and posted to 47th Battery, 9 February 1917.

Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters, 27 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 May 1917; remained at duty.

Transferred to Signal Sub-Section, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 19 June 1917; taken on strength as 2nd Corporal, 20 June 1917.

Promoted corporal, 4 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 6 November 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 26, 17 November 1917, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to England, 17 November 1917, and admitted to Horton County of Middlesex War Hospital, Epsom (gassed); discharged on furlough, 19 December 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 2 January 1918.

Found guilty, 29 April 1918, of being absent without leave from 2400, 23 April, till 6.15 am, 24 April 1918: reprimanded, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 9 May 1918.

Marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 7 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 July 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 1 August 1918.

Appointed Acting Sergeant, 26 November 1918.

On leave to Paris, 30 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 14 February 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 February 1919; admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 February 1919 (influenza); discharged on furlough, 25 March 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 April 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs (fees £5.6.18), 1 April-1 July 1919 (Non-Military Employment: educational, attending Williams College, Tottenham Court Road, London.

Reverted to Corporal on taking up Non-Military Employment.

Leave extended , 2 July-27 October 1919, with pay and subs (fees £6.12.0), attending Williams College.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 18 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death15 July 1935
Place of burialToowong Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Thomas Joseph

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