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Cecil Lewis WHITBY

Regimental number1857
Place of birthBrighton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrighton Beach, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, George Whitby, 98 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning 29th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE during a heavy bombardment by the enemy and when the enemy machine guns were sweeping the trench Corporal WHITBY displayed remarkable coolness and deliberation, using his Lewis gun to such advantage that enemy parties advancing against our position were repulsed and totally dispersed. His conduct and example in the line was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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