|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Burnside, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Harry Herbert Whittle, Beaumont, Burnside, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 7 months in the Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Morphettville, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Staff Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Echelon|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
To hospital, sick (Monash Valley), 24 June 1915; admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 June 1915 (gastritis); transferred to Overseas Base, Mustapha, 14 August 1915; attached to No 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, 16 August 1915.
Taken on strength, Australian Records Section, Alexandria, 30 August 1915.
Appointed Acting Sergeant, 1 October 1915; promoted Sergeant from 1 October 1915.
Admitted to 15th General Hospital, 29 October 1915 (appendicitis); rejoined Records Section from hospital, 30 October 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; taken on strength, Australian Records Section, GHQ, British Expeditionary Force, Rouen, 5 July 1916.
Appointed Acting Staff Sergeant, 12 July 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 December 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged, and rejoined unit, 12 December 1916.
On Command, Administrative HQ, London, 24 March 1917; rejoined Records Section, Rouen, 3 May 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 15 May 1917 (sore throat); transferred to 1st Stationary Hospital, 17 May 1917 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged, and rejoined unit 17 June 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 32 days.
On leave, 28 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 6 September 1917.
Reverted to Sergeant at own request.
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 23 November 1917 (purexia, unknown origin); transferred to England (pneumonia and pleurisy), 20 December 1917, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 22 December 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 January 1918 (lobar pneumonia and pleurisy).
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wandilla', 16 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: lobar pneumonia), Adelaide, 5 July 1918.
War service: 3 years 314 days (of which 3 years 205 days were abroad).
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II: enlisted, 23 April 1940; discharged, 19 November 1942, as NX12944 (N65517) Warrant Officer Class 2, Headquarters, AIF United Kingdom.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||51|
|Place of burial||Mitcham Cemetery, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WHITTLE Friend Cleggett|