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Rex WHEELER

Regimental number167
Place of birthWarragul Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address215 Mandurah Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Ernest Wheeler, 215 Mandurah Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 168 Pte Ralph WHEELER, 16th Battalion, returned to Australia 27 April 1919; 2059 Pte Harold WHEELER, 16th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915; 2060 Pte Herbert WHEELER, 16th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915; 529 Pte Max WHEELER, 10th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 4 March 1919; 1555 Pte Roy WHEELER, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 January 1975
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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