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Edgar Walter WILSON

Regimental number3646
Place of birthLilydale, Victoria
Other NamesWalter Edgar
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
AddressMain Street, Lilydale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Wilson, Main Street, Lilydale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of back)
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 15 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Edgar Walter

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