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Jack Henderson WILSON

Regimental number608
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, J H Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for service in the Navy on account of teeth)
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Discharge date24 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, date not recorded (shell wound, right foot; foot lost); admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria (no further details recorded).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ballarat', 5 July 1915; disembarked, 3 August 1915; discharged (permanently unfit), Adelaide, 24 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Jack Henderson

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