Wilfred Joseph LUKEMAN MM

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LUKEMAN, Wilfred Joseph

Service Number: 240
Enlisted: 25 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yass, New South Wales, Australia, January 1886
Home Town: Annandale, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: SW to chest, Proyart, France, 23 August 1918
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery
Heath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 17), Harbonnieres, France
Memorials: Annandale War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 240, 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 240, 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 240, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
5 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 240, 34th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW to neck and back
4 Jul 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Infantry Battalion
12 Dec 1918: Honoured Military Medal, For bravery and great devotion to duty at Strazeele on 18 April 1918. Carrying wounded under heavy shell and rifle fire. Commonwealth Gazette: 12 December 1918 on page 2350 at position 47

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Marie Lukeman, of 270, Johnston St., Annandale, New South Wales

Awarded Military Medal