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Alfred James WHITEHEAD

Regimental number181
Date of birth28 July 1895
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCleaner, Railway Department
AddressHowden Street, Carrington, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Charles S Whitehead, Howden Street, Carrington, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military service4th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date22 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 563 Sergeant Edward WHITEHEAD, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919.
Other details

War service: proceeded to Gallipoli, 5 April 1915. Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915; disembarked at Alexandria from hospital, 9 August 1915. Transferred from 1st Field Ambulance to 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 18 December 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to hospital with influenza, 18 September 1917; transferred to England, 26 September 1917; rejoined 1st Field Ambulance, 16 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 23 October 1918; disembarked, 23 December 1918; discharged, 22 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 January 1953
Place of burialBeresfield, New South Wales (cremated)

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