Albert James WILSON
Born: 3 March, 1895
Birthplace: Rosedale, Victoria, Australia
Parents: James Wilson
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
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Father: James Wilson
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 147 pounds
Distinctive marks: Vacs Nil
Embarkation ship: HMAT A38 Ulysses.
Return Date: 14 January, 1919
Return Vessel: City of York.
Arrival at Australia: 27 February, 1919.
Discharge Date: 14 March, 1919
War Service Summary
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
Place/s of residence:
Melton South, Victoria,
Previously rejected for service because of chest troubles
Family history sources
Melton Cemetery Inscriptions - compiled by Melton Family History group.