William Carey WYLIE

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WYLIE, William Carey

Service Number: 1050
Enlisted: 11 January 1916, Place of Enlistment, Innisfail, Queensland.
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 13th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Ilkley,Queensland, Australia, 7 March 1889
Home Town: Japoonvale, Cassowary Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness, Weymouth, Dorset England, United Kingdom, 2 February 2019, aged 129 years
Cemetery: Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset, England
Plot II, Row C, Grave 3041 , Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eudlo Roll of Honour, Innisfail Cenotaph, Nambour Heroes Walk
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1050, 5th Light Horse Regiment
12 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1050, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karoola, Brisbane
5 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1050, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Bullet Wound to rightbarm
11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1050, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Place of Enlistment, Innisfail, Queensland.
6 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 52nd Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1919: Involvement Driver, SN 1050, 13th Field Artillery Brigade

William Carey Wylie.

William Carey WYLIE, Private, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement. He was born in Ilkley, near Brisbane on 7th March 1889. The son of James Malcolm and Isabella Wylie and brother of Wallace Frederick Wylie.

He enlisted on 11th January 1915 in Innisfail and embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12th June 1915. He landed in England. William was shot in the right arm during a Turkish attack at Wilson's Lookout, Gallipoli on the 5th November 1915. He was then transferred to the 52 Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Brigade in March 1916 as a driver. He was transferred to the 25th FA Brigade in July 1916.

He suffered shell gas poisoning near Le Cateau. On 2nd February 1919 he died of pneumonia in Monte Video Hospital, Weymouth, England aged 28. He was buried with full military honours at Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset. He was issued with the 1914/15 Star British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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