The AIF Project

Hamilton WHITFORD

Regimental number628
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSanitary inspector
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Whitford, 35 Georgina Street, Newtown
Enlistment date28 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the operations near CHUIGNOLLES on August 23rd and 24th, 1918, Sergeant WHITFORD was in charge of the forward squads of bearers, and repeatedly went forward across ground heavily swept by shell fire, taking squads to new positions as they were established. It was largely due to his courage and energy that the wounded were evacuated without delay, when our line advanced 4 kilometres in one day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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