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Regimental number300
Place of birthKillyleagh, near Belfast, Co Down, Ireland
OccupationMotor mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W McWhirter, Crossgar, Co Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1915
Discharge date4 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915 (gun shot wound, both thighs). Transferred on board HS 'Derflinger' to Egypt, 29 April 1915, and admitted to Kasr-el-Aini Hospital, 1 May 1915; transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 June 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 4 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 March 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, McWHIRTER William

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