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Joseph WILSON

Regimental number2377
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressPinnaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 3.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Wilson, 35 Euston Street, Belfast, Ireland
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDischarged abroad 18 September 1919
Discharge date18 September 1919
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 29 May 1916. Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 14 June 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 11 July 1917 (defective vision); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 12 July 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 13 July 1917; discharged to Details Camp, Moascar, 5 August 1917. Taken on strength, Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 29 August 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, 27 March 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, 8 April 1918; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 29 May 1918; rejoined 3rd Light horse Regiment, 5 August 1918.

Admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 6 October 1918; transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 10 October 1918; marched in to 1st Light Horse Brigade Details, 11 October 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 19 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 November 1918.

Marched out from 3rd Light Horse Regiment for United Kingdom leave, 5 March 1919.

Embarked Port Said on board HT 'Malwa', 28 March 1919.

Granted leave, London, 12 April-12 May 1919 (business reasons), to repprt to Reserve Brigade, Australian Artillery, Heytsbury. Granted extension of leave until 21 May 1919. granted further leave (without pay), 23 June-14 August 1919.

Discharged from the AIF in London, 18 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Joseph

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