WILKINSON, Walter Henry

Service Number: 582
Enlisted: 14 January 1916, Enlisted at Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stockton, New South Wales, Australia, July 1894
Home Town: West Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 9 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maitland Church of England South Maitland District Parish Honour Roll, Maitland St Thomas East Greta Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

14 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, 582, Enlisted at Newcastle, New South Wales
2 May 1916: Involvement Private, 582, 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Embarked Private, 582, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
9 Jun 1917: Involvement Sergeant, 582, 34th Infantry Battalion

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16 November 1916 - Promoted to Sergeant

18 June 1917 - Recommended for Mentioned in Despatches for bravery and Courage in actio betwee 6-12 June 1917. Awarded

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

24 September 1921 - Mother wrote to Base Records asking if what the newspaper had printed about no more exhumation of bodies in the Messines will take place was true

8 October 1921 - a B W Wilkinson, William's sibling, also wrote to War Graves asking for the newspaper article was correct