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Born in Ballarat, Wilfred Jackson was a single 27 year old bricklayer at the time of his enlistment in Geelong, Victoria on the 14th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on the 24th of November 1915.
He was promoted to Lance Corporal on the 7th of November 1916, Second Corporal on the 17th of October 1917 and Corporal on the 4th of August 1918.
On the 31st of August 1918 Wilfred was wounded in action and invalided to the U.K on the 3rd of September 1918 with a gunshot wound to his thigh.
He returned to Australia on the 12th of November 1919 and was discharged on the 11th of January 1920.
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