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Regimental number1449
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolSouth Richmond State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot clicker
Address270 Mary Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Whitehurst, 270 Mary Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen WHITEHURST
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 10 May 1915 (gun shot wound, right knee), and admitted to 88th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; to Malta, 18 May 1915; embarked from Malta 'fit for active service', 12 July 1915.

Admitted to Australian Overseas Base, Mustapha, Alexandria, 16 July 1915.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Tigne, 28 September 1915 (gun shot wound, right knee); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Spinola, 18 October 1915; embarked for Egypt, 7 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 13 December 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 19 January 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916 (septic toe); discharged to unit, 21 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITEHURST John
Red Cross file 2930501

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