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Richard Aaron WHITTAM

Regimental number7478
Place of birthDalton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressArmstrong Road, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rebecca Whittam, Armstrong Road, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Aaron spelt Arron
Place of burialErquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension (Plot L, Row J, Grave 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Rebecca WHITTAM.

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