Edward Bennison WILKINS MM

WILKINS, Edward Bennison

Service Number: 396
Enlisted: 2 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warwick, Queensland, Australia, December 1881
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Shell, Belgium, 12 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Brunswick Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 396, Melbourne, Victoria
1 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 39th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 396, 39th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 396, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
9 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 39th Infantry Battalion
7 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 39th Infantry Battalion
5 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, 396, 39th Infantry Battalion, Shell wound (right ankle)
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 396, 39th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted under alias Edward Brady