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William John WHATMAN

Regimental number212
Place of birthMoss Vale New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDorrigo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W J Whatman, address not known
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At DEMICOURT on 9th April 1917 for his gallant conduct in going out under heavy rifle and machine gun fire to rescue No. 913 L/Cpl. BAYNE who was wounded in both legs and unable to walk, Pte. WHATMAN succeeded in reaching him and carried him 100 yards into safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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