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Victor WHELAN

Regimental number3647
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Other NamesVictor Harold
SchoolState School, South Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGreengrocer
Address4 Berry Street, Seddon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMr Harry Whelan, 4 Berry Street, Seddon, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (No 23), Australian Cemetery, France.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary C WHELAN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 21 February 1916 (appendicitis); transferred to Australian Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 6 March 1916; discharged to unit, 31 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 8th Australian Field Ambulance, Outpost Road Head, 21 April 1916 (exhaustion); discharged to unit, and rejoined Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 30 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2910906: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHELAN Victor
Red Cross File No 2910906

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