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William WHITTAKER

Regimental number10103
Place of birthCashel Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressCanterbury Road, Punchbowl, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, G Whittaker, 66 Lower Beechworth Avneue, Rentleigh, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack of the 4th Australian Division on morning of 11th April 1917 and the enemy attack on the morning of the 15th instant, Gunner WHITTAKER exhibited marked bravery and resourcefulness under very heavy and continuous shell fire. He succeeded in maintaining communication between his Battery and O.P. during both operations, though lines were many times cut.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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