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Frederick WHISTON

Regimental number3524
Place of birthGarfield, Victoria
SchoolIona State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGarfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Whiston, Cora Lynn, Garfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Fred William and Elizabeth Jane WHISTON.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3525 Pte John Ernest WHISTON, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 June 1916; 3526 Pte Julian Thomas WHISTON, 59th Bn, died of wounds, 21 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 4 April 1916 (aural polypus), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 5 April 1916; discharged to duty and taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 19 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, hip); admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916, and transferred same day to 8th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds (shrapnel wound, abdomen), 21 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHISTON Frederick

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