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Thomas Anderton WILSON

Regimental number3984
Place of birthBeetham, Westmoreland, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMiss E Smithers, Mack Street, Yarram, Gippsland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs D Varley, Sedgwick, Kendal, Westmoreland, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialTerlincthun British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 31), Wimille, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 8 March 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin: tonsillitis); discharged to duty, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916; taken on strength, 6th Bn, in the field, 17 May 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 January 1917 (quinsy), and transferred to Corps Rest Station, and then to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 22, 25 January 1917, and admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 January 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 31 January 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 8 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 March 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 August 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 12 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 11 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 2 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 June 1918 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 5 June 1918; to No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 5 June 1918; to No 83 General Hospital, 7 June 1918.

Died of wounds, 16 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Thomas Anderson WILSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Thomas Anderton

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