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William Osborne WILSON

Regimental number2906
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address92 Angove Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 11"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Louisa Wilson, c/o W O Wilson, Royal Bank Chambers, 103 St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date28 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front


Embarked Fremantle, 29 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 8 March 1917.

Admitted Fargo Military Hospital, 14 March 1917 (influenza); discharge date not recorded.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; disembarked Havre and marched into 3rd Divisional Base Details, 15 June 1917.

Admitted 4th Stationary Hospital, Havre, 27 June 1917 (shingles); discharged to 4th Command Depot, 14 July 1917; marched into 3rd Divisional Base Details, Havre, 24 July 1917.

Taken on strength, 44th Bn, 4 August 1917.

Proceeded on leave to England, 14 February – 2 March 1918.

Transferred to Australian Garrison Base Details on being found medically unfit for further service in the field, 16 November 1918 (premature senility); transferred to England and admitted 2nd Command Depot, 26 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia (invalid) on board HT ‘Argyllshire’, 19 December 1918; disembarked Perth, 19 January 1919; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 28 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Both medals returned, 30 September 1924.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON William Osborne

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