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Arthur Mitchell * WILSON

ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Dunragen', Chaucer Street, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rita Wilson, 'Dunragen', Chaucer Street, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack while in charge of bearer divisions. He followed close on the heels of the infantry into captured villages, esablishing bearer posts, and effected the evacuation of the wounded with remarkable rapidity. He worked splendidly throughout, and by his untiring devotion to duty saved a number of lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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