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Robert WHYTE

Regimental number2895
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o B H Studley, Nashua, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Whyte, Elderlie, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE, on 20th September, 1917 during the attack on GLENCORSE WOOD, Pte. WHITE showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Early in the action he had his kness cap knocked off by a shell while acting as Stretcher Bearer; nevertheless he continued to tend wounded and convey them as best he could to the dressing station under heavy shell fire. He continued his work until the Battalion was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Discharge date17 October 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'A30', 5 April 1918; discharged (wounded), Brisbane, 17 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 September 1939
Age at death47
Place of burialBallina Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHYTE Robert

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