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Thomas William WHITEHEAD

Regimental number5463
Place of birthSterling Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFireman
Address29 Stanhope Street, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Whithead, 29 Stanhope Street, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'aFor conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out his work, under heavy fire, with great courage and determination. On one occasion, when his officer had become a casualty, he organized the party with great skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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