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John Crilly WILSON

Regimental number1686
Place of birthThornton Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressThornton Creek, Laidley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hugh Wilson, Thornton Creek, Laidley, Queensland
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialYpres Town Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 28), Menin Gate, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Annie WILSON
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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