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Robert James WHITNEY

Regimental number10144
Date of birth21 November 1894
Place of birthBurkes Flat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationRailway employee
AddressYarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs J M Whitney, Post Office Linton, Linton, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 141 Corporal John Allan Jacobs WHITNEY, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 August 1915; Nephew: 6375 Pte Edwin Llewellyn WHITNEY, 9th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 September 1951
Age at death56
Place of burialCremated: Rookwood Crematorium, Lidcombe, New South Wales

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