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Maxwell Le Cocq WILKINS

Regimental number6154
Date of birth16 March 1891
Place of birthNowra, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMerrenburn Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Ann Louise Wilkins, Ashermar Merrenburn Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 months at Victoria Barracks, Sydney; discharged as 'services no longer required'; rejected for enlistment as medically unfit.
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date5 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 30 December 1917, for onward travel overland to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left hand), 5 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Le Coef. See 16550 Maxwell WILKINS for second period of service.
Date of death25 April 1949
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILKINS Maxwell Le Cocq

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