Roy Wilton

First Name: 
Roy
Last Name: 
Wilton
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, August 23, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Alice Wilton nee Attwater
Father's Name: 
George Wilton
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, May 15, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
3rd Battalion/Light Trench Mortar Battery
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 6, 1958
Place of Death: 
Tamworth, N.S.W.
Details: 

Roy Wilton (Service No 2192/1399), was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.

At enlistment, he was single, 22 years old, worked as a plasterer and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.

Roy embarked on HMAT A63 Karoola, with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, on 16th June 1915. He joined the 3rd Battalion in Gallipoli, Turkey, on 4th August 1915, where he took part in the Battle of Lone Pine. Roy was wounded in action, between 7th and 12th August 1915, and evacuated to hospital for treatment of concussion. He was repatriated to Australia in September 1915, and discharged medically unfit on 23rd March 1916, due to debility and concussion.

On 25th July 1916, the AIF were recruiting in Wollongong and Roy enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A11 Ascanius, with the Light Trench Mortar Battery, 3rd Reinforcement, on 25th October 1916. Roy arrived in England on 28th December 1916 and joined 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery in France, on 14th May 1917. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 1st October 1917.

Roy was wounded in action on 21st October 1917, and was evacuated to hospital for treatment of multiple gun shot wounds to his thigh, hand, arm and head. He was repatriated to Australia in April 1918, and again discharged medically unfit, on 21st August 1918.

In 1920, Roy married Murial Richardson, and they had one child.

Roy enlisted for service in WW2, as Private Wilton (Service No N74162). He  served from 1st July 1940 until 28th November 1941, with the 13th Garrison Battalion.

Roy died in Tamworth, N.S.W., in 1958.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILTON ROY

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