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William Henry WHELAN

Regimental number3703
Place of birthOatlands, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address13 Union Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Myrie Whelan, 13 Union Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed with the Derwent Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, Hobart, Tasmania.
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 December 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27.7
Age at death from cemetery records26
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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