|Place of birth||Sheffield, Tasmania|
|School||Claude Road State School, Tasmania|
|Address||Claud Road, Sheffield, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Whiley, Claud Road, Sheffield, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Light Trench Mortar Battery|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||25|
|Place of burial||Adelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave 12), Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas William and Emily WHILEY.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 26th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.
Transferred to 7th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 20 July 1916.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 26 September 1917; reverted to Private, 23 October 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 October 1917.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 7 November 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 4 January 1918.
On leave to Paris, 29 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 February 1918.
On leave to England, 25 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 16 March 1918.
Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 May 1918 (cellulitis, right ankle); transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1918; to 16th US Army General Hospital, Le Treport, 6 May 1918; to Base Depot, Havre,12 May 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 11 June 1918.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 22 June 1918 (sprained left ankle); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, 24 June 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WHILEY William Thomas|