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Charles Stanley WHITFIELD

Regimental number1792
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor cycle fitter
Addressc/o O Beale, 79 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs C Hofman, 143 Jeppe Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
Previous military serviceNext of kin's name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Mrs E. HOLMAN.
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 April 1918
Place of burialEbblinghem Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Marks and Sarah WHITFIELD

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 31 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 3 June 1915 (shrapnel wound, shoulder); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 7 June 1915; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 15 June 1915; to Overseas Base, Mustapha, 10 July 1915; embarked Alexandria for Dardanelles, 29 July 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 8 August 1915 (abrasions, face); transferred to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 14 August 1915 (shock); rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 19 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 7 October 1915 (dermatitis), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros (scabies); transferred to Anzac Advanced Base, 29 November 1915; rejoined Bn, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

On strength of Australian Depot Stores, Ghezireh, 28 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 3 September 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs.

Found guilty, Perham Downs, 3 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 2400, 2 November, to 11.00, 3 november 1916: awarded 24 hours' detention, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France. 16 November 1916; joined 4th Bn, in the field, 1 December 1916.

Admitted to 2nd field Ambulance, 15 February 1917 (psoriasis), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, 20 February 1917, and rejoined Bn, in the field.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 23 February 1917 (catarrhal jaundice and psoriasis), and transfererd to 1st Australian Division Rest Station; to 1/1 South Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 4 March 1917; to Ambulance Train No 31, 5 March 1917; to 1st Canadian General Hospital, 6 March 1917; to England, 13 March 1917, and admitted to Chevely Park Hospital (jaundice); to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 18 April 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 3 May 1917.

Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 13 May 1917; discharged to duty, 5 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 July 1916; rejoined 4th Bn, in the field, 19 August 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 6 September 1917.

Detached to Brigade School of Instruction, 28 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 October 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 22 October 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 10 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 March 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 20 Maerch 1918.

Wounded in action, 17 April 1918 (gun shot wounds, side, hip, chest and arm), and transferred to 15th Casualty Clearing Station (dead on arrival).

Died of wounds, 17 April 1918.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Note on file: 'Particulars of death furnished for Jewish South African War Memorial Hall'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITFIELD Charles Stanley

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