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Arthur Frederick WILSON

Regimental number6362
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCavendish, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J W Wilson, Cavendish, Victoria
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4th October, 1917, Pte. WILSON did gallant work as a stretcher bearer throughout the operation. During the heavy shelling which the Battalion was subjected to at the forming up point prior to hopping out casualties were very heavy. Pte. WILSON did magnificent work dressing wounded in the shell holes and carrying them back out of the barrage thus saving many lives. When the Battalion went for the final objective this Bearer went with them and continued his fine work dresssing wounded, organising stretcher parties, out of prisoners and carrying back out of the barrage himself. He worked indefatigably throughout the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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