Name: Melville Taylor Wilks
Melville Taylor Wilks was born in 1894 in Meningie. Melville was a son of Joseph and Emma Wilks of Monteith South Australia. Melville was a strong member of the Meningie Gun Club. Melville was a labourer around the township of Meningie.
Enlistment Details: Melville Taylor Wilks enlisted at Meningie on April-1st-1916.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 5864
Units Served: 48th Battalion
Details about his role in War: He joined the 48th Battalion and was ranked as Lance Corporal.
Melville was killed in action at the age of 24 on the 3rd-May-1918, during an attack on Monument Wood
Age at Death: 24
Cemetery: Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux.
Grave/Reference: III. C. 12.