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George McWHINNIE

Regimental number214
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationColt breaker
AddressDrayton Street, Bowden, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.75"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMiss Clara Hilda Sedgley, Drayton Street, Bowden, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in New South Wales Contingent Rough Riders.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentFarrier Sergeant
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Khatatba, 29 December 1915, and proceeded to Western Frontier.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 29 February 1916 (stricture perenial fibula); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 21 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 12 April 1916; discharged, Adelaide, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1955
Age at death73
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 14, Grave No. 63), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, McWHINNIE George

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