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Donald Ernest WHITFIELD

Regimental number2646
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address143 Collin Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Whitfield, 143 Collin Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Elizabeth WHITFIELD
Discharge date14 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 5 November 1918; disembarked Perth, 24 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 14 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1930
Age at death45
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITFIELD Donald Ernest

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