Wilson, William Gavin

Boilermaker who enlisted in the 38th Battalion, attached to the Cyclist Company Reinforcements who proceeded to Rouelles, France in August 1917. He was wounded in action in November and reprimanded in July 1918 for neglecting to obey an order. In August he was wounded in action and admitted to hospital with a shrapnel wound. In November 1918 he was found absent without leave (AWL) and was arrested in England in January 1919. He was sentenced to 60 days detention, but served 8 days before returning to Sydney.

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Born
Glebe, Sydney
1887
Departed Sydney
HMAT Benalla
09 Nov 1916
Arrived Sydney
HT Soudan
01 Jul 1919
Died
Rockdale, Sydney
30 Jun 1965
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02 Jun 1916 - 10 Aug 1919