Neville James WHITTAKER

Regimental number3014A
Place of birthCoraki New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCoraki, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinBrother, Harold Whittaker, Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. Near VILLERS CARBONNEL on 29th August 1918 a platoon was advancing to establish posts on the SOMME. The enemy opened up a heavy fire with artillery and Machine Guns. One section was wiped out and the wounded were lying in the open. Then enemy kept up a concentrated fire, and in face of it these men went out to assist their wounded comrades. They succeeded in bringing all to safety and exhibited marked coolness and courage throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal