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Lennart Birger WILANDER

Regimental number22545
Place of birthVasa, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber worker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Wilander, Timmermansgatan, Vasa, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date3 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 20 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916. Transferred to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 29 August 1916. Appointed Driver, 21 September 1916. Admitted to Military Hospital, Parkhouse, 25 May 1916; discharged, 6 June 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 13 days. Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 February 1917 (injury to shoulder); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 10 February 1917; discharged, 14 February 1917; rejoined unit, 14 February 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 December 1917; transferred to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 December 1917; to Divisional Rest Station, 27 December 1917 (dermatitis); discharged, 30 December 1917; rejoined unit, 31 December 1917.

To England on leave, 20 January 1918; returned from leave, 4 February 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 February 1918; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 February 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 12 February 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 8 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 89 days. Rejoined unit, 6 June 1918.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 August 1918, and transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station (dermatitis); to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 21 August 1918 (scabies); to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 22 August 1918; to 5th General Hospital, 24 August 1918 (impetigo); to England, 30 August 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Magdalen Camp, Winchester, 31 August 1918 (scabies and impetigo: severe). Granted furlough, 17 October 1918, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, 31 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'City of York', 14 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 18 February 1919; discharged, 3 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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