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Regimental number1702
Place of birthEdinburgh Scotland
Address172 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christine McKinnon, 172 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row K, Grave No. 39), Monta, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David Wilson and Christina MCKINNON, 172 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Edinburgh, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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