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George Raymond WILSON

Regimental number175
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCabinetmaker
AddressKent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinBrother, H Wilson, 4 Queen Street, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, Adelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll114
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 November 1918
Discharge date14 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 6 September 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty,11 September 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 7 November 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 November 1915; to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 16 December 1915; discharged from A&NZ Covalescent Camp, Helouan, 23 December 1915, for light duties.

Appointed Staff Sergeant (Dental), 21 January 1916.

On staff, Base Medical Stores, Heliopolis, 8 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for United Kingdom, 26 July 1916; disembarked Liverpool, 12 August 1916.

On duty, Shed No 41, Medical & Dental Sheds, Southampton Docks, 19 January 1917.

Married Doris (b. Woodville, South Australia), Southampton, 24 March 1917.

Attached for duty, Base Depot Dental Stores, AIF Administrative Headquarters, Great Smith Street, London, 28 February 1918.

On Command, AIF Depots in the United Kingdom, 10 October 1918; rejoined Base Depot Dental Stores, 18 October 1918 [record states 8 October: in error].

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 16 November 1918; transshipped at own expense from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to SS' Niagra'; disembrked Sydney, 11 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged, Adelaide, 14 March 1919.

Total war service: 4 years 200 days of which 4 years 84 days were abroad

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1940
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON George Raymond

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