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Maurice Alfred WHYBURN

Regimental number3390
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressEdward Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Julia Whyburn, Edward Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 April 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Discharge date12 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 August 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 30 September 1916.

Found guilty, 18 January 1917, of when on Active Service disobedience of General Routine Order 81, viz., not paying compliments to an Officer: reprimanded.

On leave to England, 5 August 1918. Found guilty, London, 15 August 1918, of when on Active Service overstaying leave from 10 am, 14 August, to 10 am, 15 August 1917: forfeited 7 days' pay; total forfeiture: 8 days' pay. Rejoined unit from leave, 21 August 1918.

On leave, 26 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 24 March 1919.

Found guilty, 29 March 1919, of when on Active Service, being absent without leave from 6 am, 12 March, until apprehended at 7.30 pm, 20 March 1919: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 23 days' pay.

Found guilty, 31 March 1919, of when on Active Service, being absent from place of parade appointed by his CO: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2 (to be served concurrent with earlier sentence).

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 6 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Boorara', 6 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 12 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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