Arthur Wilden

Name     Arthur Wilden

Number    Private 194

Battalion      7th Battalion, A Company

Place of Birth   Richmond

Next of Kin   His father, Mr. H Wilden of 1 Maghall St East Brunswick. Single man

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 18/8/1914

Physical details on enlistment   Age 26 years 4 months, 5’ 7”, 151 pounds, hazel eyes and brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action at Anzac Cove on 25/4/1915. A court of enquiry on 5/6/1916 declared him to have been killed on 25/4/1915

Location of grave memorial

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He is considered to have been working in the Meeniyan area

Military history

  • His name is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 18/8/114 He enlisted
  • He had spent 1½ years in the militia infantry
  • 19/10/14 embarked Melbourne on HMAT Honorata
  • 12/1/16 a Court of Inquiry declared him wounded and missing
  • 5/6/16 declared killed in action
  • 18/7/67 His sister, Phyllis May Cooper nee Wilden applied for his Gallipoli medal.
  • His effects consisted of a disc, knives, purse, compass, 2 badges
  • His parents wrote to ask what happened to him in March 1918, was he drowned, killed on beach, they must know something as they recovered his belongings. These had been received in February 1918.

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