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James WILSON

Regimental number3502
Place of birthBallyclare, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Jane Wilson, c/o Mrs J Graham, 39 Corneith Street, Rosewell, Midlothian, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 March 1917
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date5 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917 marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 26 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 19 December 1917; marched out to unit, 20 December 1917; taken on strength of 57th Bn, 25 December 1917; detached to 25th Machine Gun Company, 3 February 1918; transferred to 5th Machine Gun Company, 1 April 1918; marched out to Corps Gas School, 20 October 1918; returned from school, 27 October 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 28 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 15 November 1918; marched out to England, 12 May 1919; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, England, 13 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged, 5 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal; Victory Medal (returned, 10 May 1923)
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON James

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