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Richard Percy WHALAN

Regimental number477
Place of birthOberon New South Wales
OccupationTramway conductor
Address32 Ruthven Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, A Whalan, Oberon, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 1, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row G, Grave 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Samuel and Agatha Josephine WHALAN.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 255 Pte Alfred Harper Whalan MM, 49th Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916; 1336 Pte Glyndwr Montagu WHALAN, 18th Bn, killed in action, 22 August 1915; 351 Gunner Royal William WHALAN, 2nd Division Medium Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.

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