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John Victor WILSON

Regimental number21138
Date of birth4 June 1897
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButter maker
AddressEast Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Wilson, 66 Prospect Hill Road, East Camberwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1917
Place of enlistmentKerang, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies and Signallers November 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, 20 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 October 1918. Taken on strength, 5th Divisional Signal Company, 10 October 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 31 May 1918; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 March 1988
Age at death90
Place of burialScott's Creek Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON John Victor

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