Percy Leonard Wilson was a single 23 year old cook from Ballarat when he enlisted on the 7th of March 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on the 27th of May 1916. On the 25th of October 1916 Percy was admitted to hospital for a laceration after a bomb explosion. On the 18th of May 1917 he was promoted to Lance Corporal. On June 4th 1917 he was wounded in action with gas poisoning after being gassed. He re-joined his Battalion on the 1st of October 1917. Percy was wounded in action for a second occasion on the 4th of February 1918 with a gunshot wound to his left forearm. He returned to Australia on the 18th of July 1919 and discharged on the 4th of September 1919 due to the termination of his enlistment period.
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