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Regimental number454
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT on night 28/29th July 1918. This soldier was a Company Stretcher Bearer. A Sergeant was lying wounded in NO MAN'S LAND and after three men had become casualties in the attempt to get the wounded N.C.O. in, Private Whitehead immediately volunteered and was successful in bringing the wounded N.C.O. in under heavy shell and Machine Gun fire. All through the attack and afterwards he worked on in NO MAN'S LAND, bringing in wounded under heavy enemy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 December 1961
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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