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Percy Robert WHITEOAK

Regimental number16195
Place of birthCollingwood Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPlasterer
AddressPreston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, G Whiteoak, 'Hillview', Crawley Street, Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'After being continuously on duty in POLYGON WOOD near Ypres 25th/26th September, 1917 to midday 27th September, 1917 he went out alone under heavy fire, dug out a man who was lying wounded and partly buried, dressed him and got him under shelter. Just before this his two mates had been killed beside him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 7911 Corporal Harry Maitland WHITEOAK, 2nd Field Ambulance, killed in action, 5 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal
Date of death9 July 1960
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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