Regimental number2598
Date of birth4 April 1892
Place of birthWallaroo, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Whittle, Wallaroo, South Australia
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 48th Battalion
Promotion date: 12 March 1916


Unit: 48th Battalion
Promotion date: 15 June 1916

FateKilled in Action 29 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row J, Grave No 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Petrie and Sarah Ellen WHITTLE, Wallaroo, South Australia
Other details

Taken on strength, 48th Bn, 3 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal