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William Stanley WILSON

Regimental number503
Place of birthDoagh, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Archibald Wilson, The Doagh Flax Spinning Co Ltd, Ballysillen Mill, Ligonael, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 November 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDischarged 17 October 1919
Discharge date17 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on 'Borda', 5 June 1916; disembarked Southampton, 23 July 1916.

Found guilty, 8 September 1916, of being absent from parade, 6.15 am, 7 September 1916: awarded 2 days' confinement to barracks. Found guilty, 23 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 16 October, to 2.00 pm, 19 October 1916: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 9 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 July 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 4 July 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 July 1917 (gun shot wound, abrasion to head); transferred to Australian Divisional Rest Station, 3 August 1917; discharged to unit, 4 August 1917; on leave to England, 12 January 1918; rejoined unit, 28 January 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 February 1918; discharged to unit, 12 February 1918, and taken on strength, 13 February 1918.

Sick to hospital, 19 April 1918, and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 April 1918; discharged to unit, 25 April 1918.

Admitted to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 May 1918 (severely gassed); transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 28 May 1918. Proceeded to England on HS 'St. Denis', 1 June 1918; admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, 2 June 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 August 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 16 August 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 11 September 1918. Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 24 September 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 1 October 1918.

Found guilty, 10 October 1918, of being in Warminster at 11.15 pm without a pass: admonished by Major Aitken.

Found guilty, 29 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 11.59 pm, 31 October, to 3.30 pm, 19 November 1918: awarded forfeiture of 35 days' pay; forfeited total of 62 days' pay.

Found guilty, 3 February 1919, of being absent without leave, 11.59 pm, 22 January, to 3.00 pm, 29 January 1918: awarded forfeiture of 4 days' pay; forfeited total of 11 days' pay; granted leave, 7 March 1919, to Belfast for family reasons; granted extension of leave, 17 May, to return on 16 June 1919; granted extension of leave, 17 June, to return on 16 July 1919; granted extension of leave, 17 July, to return on 16 September 1919. Discharged London, 17 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON William Stanley

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