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William Martin WILKIN

Regimental number1115
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMr Martin Wilkin, Stretloe Farm, Buckden, Huntingdonshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Mr Martrn Wilkin, Stretloe Farm, Buckden, Huntingdonshire, England
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On all occasions he has never failed, both in and out of action, to show conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, and particularly in severe fighting, lasting two days, when his courage, coolness, and energy were of the highest order, and his services to his C.O. invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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