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John James Charles WILSON

Regimental number10014
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
Address77 Lane Cove Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kathleen Wilson, 'Nirvana', Boomerang Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'SOMME - 4th to 8th April, 1918. Whilst in charge of a party detailed to prepare demolition of a bridge, at a critical period, this N.C.O. exhibited great courage and devotion to duty. He stuck to his post during a very heavy bombardment and by his coolness set a fine example to the men in his charge, getting the demolitions prepared in quick order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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