James Wilson

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Wilson
Mother's Name: 
Emily Wilson nee Neale
Father's Name: 
Edward Wilson
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, April 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Machine Gun Company
Company: 
7th
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

James Wilson (Service No 1592) was born in Richmond River around 1895.

At enlistment he was single, 20 years old, worked as a saddler, lived in Wollongong, N.S.W., and had served 4 years with the 37th Infantry Militia.

James embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima with 20th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement, on 6th June 1915. He disembarked in Egypt and was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey, in August 1915.

On 5th October 1915, James was evacuated to hospital in England, for treatment of debility. He joined the 7th Machine Gun Company in France on 22nd August 1916, and saw service on the Western Front. On 4th October 1917,  James was wounded in action, at Passchendaele, Belgium, and evacuted to hospital for treatment of severe gun shot wounds to his arm and wrist. He returned to duty on 28th March 1918 and was wounded a second time on 27th May 1918, and was treated for shrapnel wounds to his face. James was returned to Australia in April 1919 and discharged on 25th July 1919.

James was known to be living in Victoria in 1934.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILSON J

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