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David John WHITELAW

Regimental number1794
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressMorwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Esther Whitelaw, Morell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Date of death25 April 1919
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria
Discharge date7 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 7 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITELAW David John

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