George Henry WILKINS

Regimental number1256
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStanley, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Janet Wilkins, Stanley, Tasmania
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon to their final objective and consolidated it under heavy machine gun and artillery fire. His fearlessness and contempt of danger have on many occasions been a magnificent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War Service: Egypt, France.

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

Also served in the Second World War, service number NX25058.
Date of death9 April 1945 , Sandakan
Age at death54
Place of burialCommemorated at the Labuan Memorial