Pte
Henry Thomas Wilkie

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1891
Geboorteplaats:
St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Houtbewerker

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
4278
Dienstneming datum:
20/09/1915
Dienstneming plaats:
Holsworthy, New South Wales, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 2nd Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
21/09/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Polygon Wood, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
26

Begraafplaats

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Plot: XXIV
Rij: D
Graf: 10

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Extra informatie

Private Henry Thomas Wilkie served as a Lewis gunner in “D” Company of the Australian Infantry 2nd Battalion, part of the 1st Australian Brigade, of the 1st Australian Division. The Division participated in the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge (20 September - 25 September 1917), a stage in the Third Battle of Ypres. The attack of the Division was carried by the 2nd and 3rd Australian Brigades.
On the 20th of September 1917 the 1st Australian Division attacked through Glencorse Wood and the Nonne Bosschen. It captured all its objectives and consolidated a line in Polygon Wood, just west of the former Racecourse. In the meanwhile 2nd Battalion took up positions in the Nonne Bosschen.
During the following night the 2nd Battalion relieved the 9th and 10th Battalions in Polygon Wood. “D” Company took up positions in the new frontline. The Battalion’s Headquarter was located near Glencorse Wood. Just when the relief commenced the alert German artillery started shelling the Polygon Wood area, heavily interfering the relief.
Private Henry Thomas Wilkie killed in action on the 21st of September 1917. The 26-year old possibly fell, due to German shelling on the new frontline in Polygon Wood. His remains were exhumed after the war and were interred in Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood.

Bestanden 2

Bronnen 7

"Nulli Secundus: A History of the Second Battalion, A.IF. 1914-1919", Taylor F.W. and Cusack T.A. (eds.), Swanbourne, John Burridge Military Antiques, 1992, pg. 259.
Gebruikte bronnen
"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 80-81.
Gebruikte bronnen
Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10269619
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480499/wilkie,-henry/
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National Archives of Australia
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary Australian Infantry 2nd Bn.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1338583
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