Melville Taylor WILKS

WILKS, Melville Taylor

Service Number: 5864
Enlisted: 1 April 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Poltalloch, East Wellington, South Australia, 14 August 1893
Home Town: Meningie, The Coorong, South Australia
Schooling: Albert Hill, South Australia
Occupation: Laborer
Died: Killed in Action, Monument Wood, France, 3 May 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Crucifix Corner Cemetery
Sect III, Row C. Grave No. 12, Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Meningie War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5864, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5864, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Barambah embarkation_ship_number: A37 public_note: ''
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5864, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
3 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5864, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 5864 awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-05-03

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


Died for Their Country.

Lance-Corporal M. T. WILKS, 48th Battalion (late 10th) son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilks, Clarence Park -(late of Albert Hill), was killed in action on May 8, 1918. He was previously reported missing.' from The Express and Telegraph 6 Feb 1919 (