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William Walters WILSON

Regimental number6844
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Other NamesWilson, William Walter
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNorth Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily Wilson, Elphinstone Street, North Rockhmapton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1917
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Date of death20 September 1920
Place of burialLongreach Cemetery, Queensland
Discharge date15 January 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; admitted to hospital (at sea), 30 June – 2 July 1917 (seasickness); disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 27 August 1917; marched into 2nd Command Depot, 21 September 1918 (premature senility).

Commenced return to Australia (invalid) onboard HT ‘Borda’, 31 October 1918; disembarked Sydney, 18 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 15 January 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON William Walters

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