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Lewis Henry WHITTAKER

Regimental number1108
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Address1 Rubin Street, Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Fanny Whittaker, 1 Rubin Street, Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 30 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Anzac Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps
FateReturned to Australia 8 March 1917
Discharge date6 June 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 668 Pte Ogril William James WHITTAKER, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 11 September 1915; joined 10th Light Horse Regiment, Anzac, 17 Seoptember 1915.

Admitted to Lowland Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 25 November 1915 (dysentery); to Lowland Convalescent Depot, 4 December 1915; to Egypt, 24 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915.

Taken on strength, 3rd Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 6 March 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 15 March 1916 (abscess); discharged to duty, 14 April 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Double Squadron, 23 June 1916; taken on strength, 6 July 1916.

Admitted to 1/1 W. Field Ambulance, El Ferdan, 3 August 1916 (influenza), and transferred same day to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia (pharyuaitis); discharged to duty, 8 August 1916.

Attached to 1st Company, Imperial Camel Corps, El Arish, 25 January 1917.

Admitted to ICC Field Ambulance, 30 January 1917 (enteritis); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 February 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 6 February 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 9 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 7 March 1917, for discharge (chronic dysentery); disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1917, for onward travel to Perth; discharged (medically unfit: bilharziosis [rectal] and chronic dysentery), Perth, 6 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITTAKER Lewis Henry

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