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William WILSON

Regimental number62
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway employee
Addressc/o Miss Williams, Vaughan Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Wilson, Railway Station, Thorpdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of 'insufficient teeth')
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 July 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

On leave to England, 20 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 3 September 1917.

On leave, 11 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 October 1918.

Transferred to 38th Bn, 12 October 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 28 February 1919; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 1 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 30 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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