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Bertie Newman WHETTON

Regimental number15927
Date of birth17 July 1893
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Herbert Whetton, 1 Winslow Avenue, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 November 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, 1st & 2nd Anzac Mounted Divisions, 15th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Embarked Sydney, 30 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918.

Admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 28 September 1918 (sandfly); transferred to Australian Recovery Station, 30 September 1918; discharged, 6 October 1918.

Admitted to French Hospital, Damascus, 11 October 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 13 October 1918; rejoined 38th Company, AASC.

Transferred to 37th Company, AASC, 5 June 1919.

Attached to Australian Divisional Train (Supply & Transport) Cadre, 1 July 1919 (37th Company disbanded).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Burma', 26 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHETTON Bertie Newman

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