Ernest Frank WILKIN

WILKIN, Ernest Frank

Service Number: 1314
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, An original of D Company
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Allandale, Victoria, Australia, February 1893
Home Town: Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Canterbury State School No 3572
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Plot II, Row E, Grave No 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial, Canterbury State School No 3572 Honour Roll, Canterbury State School War Memorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1314, 29th Infantry Battalion, An original of D Company
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1314, 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1314, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Ernest's twin brother, 1269 Private Harold John Wilkin also of the 29th Battalion was captured by the Germans at Fromelles the same day. He was aged 23, and arrived at Dover England after release on the 2 December 1918.