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William WILSON

Regimental number3373
Date of birth4 June 1898
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressCollie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Thomas Wilson, Wittenoom Street, Collie, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1917
Place of enlistmentBunbury, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date23 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3374 Pte Thomas WILSON 3rd Australian Divisional Train, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; Brother-in-law: 1617 Lance Sergeant John LEES, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.~
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War service: Enlisted at Bunbury, Western Australia; Embarked from Fremantle; disembarked at Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917.

Proceeded to France, 18 December 1917. Wounded in action several times. Hospitalised in England.

Rejoined Bn in the field, September 1918. Wounded again, 29 September 1918; invalided to UK.

Returned to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', disembarking 19 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death20 April 1978
Age at death79
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia

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