Hugh John Laurance WILKINSON

Regimental number2854
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressJunee PO, Junee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M D Wilkinson, Garden Street, East Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Hugh John

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the operations against the Hindenburg Line on 29 September 1918, he was in charge of two gun teams, which he took forward to give covering fire for the advancing infantry. He brought his guns into action under heavy enemy fire, inflicting considerable casualties on the enemy, and enabling the position to be consolidated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920