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John William Cyril WILKS

Regimental number7266
Date of birth22 March 1894
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'St Jeans', Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Joseph Wilks, 'St Jeans', Albury, New South Wales
Previous military service17th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBattery Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For consistent gallantry and devotion to duty during the advance from August to November, 1918, especially on 3 August, during the attack on Mont St. Quentin.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other details

Enlisted at Albury, New South Wales

War Service: Egypt, France, Belgium, Western Front
Date of death8 February 1966
Age at death72
Place of burialWagga Wagga, New South Wales

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