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Alfred James WHITNEY

Regimental number2158
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical linesman
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James A Whitney, Main Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the Operations, East of YPRES in October 1917, in which his Battalion was engaged and throughout the past six months, this N.C.O. has done exceedingly good work. His ability and courage and his qualities of leadership are most marked and have had a decided influence on the men of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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