|Place of birth||Richmond Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||192 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||44|
|Next of kin||Daughter, Miss G L Whitaker, 31 Morris Street, Parkville, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 14 months in the South African (Boer) War as 1422 Pte, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles. Name listed as WHITTAKER.|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 2|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Bombardier|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Divisional Ammunition Column|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916.
Mustered as Driver, 8 March 1916.
Taken on strength, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 March 1916, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.
Appointed Acting Bombardier, 25 April 1916.
Found guilty, 14 October 1916, 'in that he permitted 2 six-mule teams in his charge to exceed the pace of a walk in that they were allowed to canter & trot': reprimanded.
Transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 13 May 1916.
Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 27 December 1916.
On leave, 28 May 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 12 June 1917.
Accidentally injured, 3 February 1918 (fractured left tibia), and admitted to 15th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 54th General Hospital, Boulogne, 5 February 1918 (fractured left metacarpal); transferred to England, 8 March 1918, and admitted same day to General and Red Cross Hospital, Chelmsford (crushed left foot); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 March 1918.
Court of Inquiry (no date recorded) held that no-one was to blame.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 8 April 1918; transshipped at Suez to 'Karoola', 27 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 26 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 13 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WHITAKER Albert Walter|