Berthold Oscar WILKSCH

WILKSCH, Berthold Oscar

Service Number: SX18311
Enlisted: 14 April 1942, Wayville, 4 M.D, South Australia.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eudunda, South Australia , 12 December 1908
Home Town: Blanchetown, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Bower Public School, South Australia.
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Natural Causes, Blanchetown, South Australia, 22 April 1979, aged 70 years
Cemetery: Waikerie General Cemetery, SA
Memorials: Blanchetown District of Blanchetown WW2 Roll of Honour, Eudunda Arch Gates
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World War 2 Service

14 Apr 1942: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN SX18311
14 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1942: Enlisted Wayville, SA
14 Apr 1942: Enlisted Private, SN SX18311, Reinforcements Reception Depot, Wayville, 4 M.D, South Australia.
26 Apr 1942: Transferred Private, 3 Training Battalion, 22 May 1942 - Detatched to Terowie Staging Camp to 8 July 1942. Special Leave 5 August 1942 - 10 August 1942.
25 Aug 1942: Embarked Private, SN SX18311, 3 Training Battalion, Entrained 4 M.D for 3 M.D
26 Aug 1942: Embarked Private, SN SX18311, 3 Training Battalion, Embarked Melbourne, Australia, per Ship H.M.T P.4, Disembarked Middle East 8 October 1942.
5 Nov 1942: Transferred Private, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Allocated unit via staging camp and 26 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
1 Feb 1943: Embarked Private, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Embarked Middle East with unit - Disembarked Melbourne 25th February 1943.
3 Aug 1943: Embarked Private, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Embarked Cairns per H.T Ship 'Allen' Disembarked at Milne Bay 6th August 1943.
19 Jan 1944: Embarked Private, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Detatched from unit, Embarked with Advance Party for Special Duties at Finschhafen per Ship 'Andrew D. White' - Rejoined unit from special Duties 20th February 1944.
19 May 1944: Wounded Private, SN SX18311, 2nd/1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea WW2, Evacuated with P.V.O respiratory illness.
20 May 1944: Wounded Private, SN SX18311, 2nd/2nd Australian General Hospital, Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea WW2, Evacuated to Hospital with respiratory illness.
17 Jun 1944: Transferred Private, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Rejoined unit in Queensland, Australia.
15 Mar 1945: Promoted Lance Corporal, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, * Classified proficient & entitled to proficiency pay as at 1st July 1943. * Promoted Lance Corporal 15th March 1945.
3 Apr 1945: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Embarked Townsville per "SEA CAT" Disembarked Morotai 13th April 1945.
23 Apr 1945: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Embarked Morotai per HMAS Manoora for service at Tarakan - Disembarked at Tarakan 23rd April 1945.
30 Apr 1945: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Embarked Townsville per "SEA CAT" Disembarked MOROTAI 13th March 1945.
9 Jun 1945: Wounded Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 110 Casualty Clearing Station, Borneo - Operation Oboe July - August 1945, Wounded in Action (BW Gren- L. Knee & Face) Evacuated Casualty Clearing Station.
23 Jun 1945: Wounded Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance, Borneo - Operation Oboe July - August 1945, Evacuated to 2/12 Field Ambulance with Wounds.
11 Jul 1945: Transferred Lance Corporal, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Discharged to unit.
19 Oct 1945: Transferred Lance Corporal, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Transferred to Holding Strength for Discharge New Guinea.
5 Nov 1945: Transferred Lance Corporal, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, March out from 2nd/48th Battalion New Guinea to South Australia for Discharge proceedings.
8 Nov 1945: Discharged Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at 4 M.D. Hampstead Barracks, South Australia.
8 Nov 1945: Discharged
8 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN SX18311, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion

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