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William Leslie WILKINSON

Regimental number5423
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Wilkinson, same address
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Light Horse; resigned.
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Place of enlistmentKerang, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Discharge date31 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 31 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsDate of embarkation given on personal file as 25 February 1915.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILKINSON William Leslie

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