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Vernon Butler WILTON

Regimental number9336
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank official
AddressWarrawong, Macedon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F A Wilton, 'Warrawong', Macedon, Victoria
Previous military service45th Infantry
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a bombing attack with great skill and determination. He set a fine example to his men. He has previously done very fine work. He was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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