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William WILSON

Regimental number1750
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address16 Smith Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9.25"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Wilson, Gladstone Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 44), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary Elizabeth WILSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Anzac, 29 September 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 17 October 1915 (haemorrhoids), and transferred same day to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, 20 October 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 7 March 1916 (haemorrhoids); to Ras el Tin Convalescent Hospital, Alexandria, 23 March 1916; to British Red Cross Convalescent Depot, Montazah (date not recorded).

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Found guilty, 20 May 1916, of being absent without leave from afternoon parade: awarded 4 days' pack drill.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2990802: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON William
Red Cross File No 2990802

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