Claude Ashby WILKEY

WILKEY, Claude Ashby

Service Numbers: 3467, S76875
Enlisted: 18 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd (Northern Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Millbrook, South Australia, 20 May 1891
Home Town: Millbrook, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Woodcutter
Died: Natural causes, Kersbrook, South Australia, 27 November 1975, aged 84 years
Cemetery: Kersbrook General Cemetery
Memorials: Cudlee Creek Millbrook Public School Roll of Honour, Kersbrook Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3467, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3467, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3467, 48th Infantry Battalion, Seeang Bee, Adelaide
15 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3467, 48th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shell wound (hip and arm)
11 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
3 May 1918: Imprisoned "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", POW in Germany. Repatriated to England 28 Nov 1918
26 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3467, 48th Infantry Battalion, Returned to Australia: 26 April 1919 per ‘Nevasa’

World War 2 Service

10 Apr 1942: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN S76875, 2nd (Northern Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
10 Apr 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
22 Oct 1945: Discharged

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