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Leopold WHITING

Regimental number13368
Place of birthAlexandra Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressAlexandra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Whiting, Alexandra, Victoria
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For great courage and devotion to duty while working to the north of POLYGON WOOD on 26th September, 1917. He was one of a squad of bearers who carried wounded continuously for 36 hours over boggy and heavily shelled country. The particular stretch of country over which this man worked was sufficient to try the stoutest heart but he continued doggedly at his work and set a high example of pluck and cheerfulness to his fellow bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Bar to Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 27635 Gunner Clarence George WHITING, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919.

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