James Maitland WILSON MID

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WILSON, James Maitland

Service Number: 929
Enlisted: 11 September 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 24 January 1891
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Menin Road, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
Plot Ii, Row A, Grave No. 8
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 929, 7th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 929, 7th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 929, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 929, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW right scalp.
14 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 929, 7th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
1 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion
15 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 7th Infantry Battalion
15 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 7th Infantry Battalion
15 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
24 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN 929, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
1 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 929, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Pozières
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 929, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Mouquet Farm
20 Jan 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's dispatch of 13/11/16 for distinguished services and devotion to duty in the field.
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 929, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Menin Road
20 Sep 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres

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