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Sydney WILKINSON

Regimental number461
Place of birthBurton On Trent England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBranscombe, Walkertown, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Wilkinson, Home Farm, Staper Hill, Burton-on-Trent, England
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Section O, Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 12), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine WILKINSON, 3 Rosliston Road, Button-on-Trent, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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