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Regimental number2979
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
SchoolBagot's Gap Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressClare Road, Kapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.75"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Whitbread, Clare Road, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3209A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of burialPuchevillers Military Cemetery (Row A, Grave No 2), Picardie, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Allandale North School & District Honor Roll ('For King and Country'). Photo: Peter Dennis
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2439 Pte Leslie John WHITBREAD, 48th Bn, died of wounds, 6 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1916; died of wounds, 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITBREAD Edward

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