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Roy Albert WHEATON

Regimental number648
Date of birth14 April 1891
Place of birthQueenstown, South Australia
SchoolAlberton Public School, Port Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Wheaton, Victoria Road, Birkenhead, South Australia
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474(12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was mentioned in Despatches from General Sir Archibald Murray for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He was also presented with the Bronze Medal from the Royal Humane Society for endeavouring to save the life of Captain Gibson 9th Light Horse Regiment from drowning". Details from Mother - Mary Wheaton, Victoria Road, Birkenhead, South Australia.
FateDied of wounds 23 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death27
Place of burialDeir El Belah War Cemetery (Row A, Grave 144), Palestine.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Thomas and Mary WHEATON.
Other detailsQualified for a Certificate of Competency and Service as a First Mate, Merchant Marine, 1 October 1913 (issued at Mercantile Marine Office, Port Adelaide, South Australia). Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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