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Adam Johnston WILSON

Regimental number7123
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
Address48 New Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Wilson, 49 New Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Discharge date2 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 April 1916; disembarked Egypt and joined Miscellaneous Reinforcements, Tel el Kebir, 3 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 May 1916; disembarked England, date not recorded.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; disembarked France, 13 November 1916; taken on strength 15th Field Company, Australian Engineers, 23 November 1916.

Admitted 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 September 1917 (biliousness); discharged to duty 11 September 1917; rejoined unit, 13 September 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field, 20 November 1917.

Proceeded on leave to England 13 December 1917 – 1 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 14 July 1918 (gun shot wound in the back); admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 July 1918; transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 14 July 1918; admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 July 1918; evacuated to England and admitted to the Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, 26 July 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 3 August 1918; discharged to 3rd Command Depot, Harefield, 14 August 1918; transferred to 2nd Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 September 1918.

Found guilty of being absent without leave from 1500hrs, 11 November 1918, to 1700hrs, 15 November 1918; awarded an admonishment and forfeiture of 5 days’ pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘City of Exeter’, 22 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; discharged, Sydney, 2 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1984
Place of burialWoronora Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILSON Adam Johnston

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