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Charles David Vue WHITTAKER

Regimental number209
Date of birth30 June 1888
Place of birthEurelia, South Australia
SchoolRiverton Public School, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationHorse driver
Addressc/- Mrs J W Anderson, Semaphore Road, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.25"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Effie G M Whittaker, c/-Mrs J W Anderson, Semaphore Road, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 June 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Charles David
Place of burialVillers Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row F, Grave I), Fouilloy, France
Commemoration detailsa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Annie WHITTAKER.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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