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George Herbert WILSON

Place of birthKildare, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGovernment servant
AddressOak Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Camille Hyacinthe Wilson, Oak Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st Essex Volunteers; Cape Military Police; Royston's Horse Brigade; Cape Field Artillery.
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDischarged 21 May 1917
Discharge date21 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 22 March 1916; transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, Serapeum, 5 April 1916; posted to 51st Battery, Ferry Post, 25 April 1916; promoted to Lieutenant (substantive), Moascar, 5 June 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916; transferred to Trench Mortar Battery; 4 July 1916.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Calais, 31 July 1916; rejoined unit in the filed, 11 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 August 1916 (hernia); transferred to 7th General Hospital, Boulogne, 21 August 1916; to England, 2 September 1916; admitted to 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, England, 2 September 1916; discharged from hospital, 25 September 1916; marched in to Perham Downs Command Depot, 28 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; disembarked Sydney, 31 December 1916; appointment terminated, 21 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON George Herbert

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