Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Albert James WILSON


Born: 3 March, 1895

Birthplace: Rosedale, Victoria, Australia

Parents: James Wilson
Mary Murray

Died: 27 August, 1970

Place of death: Ballarat, Victoria

Burial place: Melton Cemetery, Melton, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


38th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements



Regimental Service Number: 3380

Enlistment date: 17 October, 1917 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 22 Years 7 Months

Address at enlistment: Melton, Victoria, Australia

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: James Wilson

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 147 pounds
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: Vacs Nil

Embarkation ship: HMAT A38 Ulysses.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 14 January, 1919

Return Vessel: City of York.

Arrival at Australia: 27 February, 1919.

Discharge Date: 14 March, 1919

War Service Summary

17/10/1917 - Enlisted
22/12/1917 - Embarked from Melbourne
16/01/1918 - Disembarked AIF Camp Suez
24/01/1918 - Embarked Leasowe Castle at Port Said for Taranto, then England.
14/02/1918 - Disembarked at Southampton, England
03/06/1918 - Proceeded overseas to France
29/06/1918 - Wounded In Action; Mild gas poisoning by a shell.
05/07/1918 - Admitted to Princess Christian Hospital, Englefield, Surrey, England with mild gas poisoning.
15/10/1918 to 18/10/1918 - A.W.L (8 days loss of pay).
21/11/1918 to 27/11/1918 - A.W.L. (19 days loss of pay).
14/01/1919 - Returned to Australia
14/03/1919 - Discharged from service

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
Not married.

Place/s of residence:
Melton South, Victoria,

Poultry Farmer
Railway Employee

Additional Information

Previously rejected for service because of chest troubles


Australian War Memorial
Embarkation Roll
Family history sources
Melton Cemetery Inscriptions - compiled by Melton Family History group.