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Regimental number2623
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressShanno Place off Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Whitfield, Shannon Place off Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2823
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date8 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cluny Castle', 23 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 8 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1921
Age at death37
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6 East, Grave 6), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITFIELD Walter

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