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James Clark WILSON

Regimental number3508
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDental mechanic
Addressc/o Mrs M Walker, 'Tathra', Benham Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMrs Wilson, 'Gallire', Skene Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 1st Highland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force; time expired.
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 2 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date21 August 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Married Mary Theresa HAZEL, spinster, aged 19, St Anselm's Catholic Church, Dartford, 12 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bahia Castillo', 17 April 1920; disembarked Sydney, 21 June 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 21 August 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON James Clark

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