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John Donald Gordon WHITTON

Regimental number782
Place of birthCollarenebri, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBurren Junction, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Whitton, Burren Junction, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name John Donald
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jane WHITTON.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Rejoined 30th Bn, Ferry Post, from Base Details, Zeitoun, 9 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join to the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing in action, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITTON John Donald Gordon
Red Cross File No 2940101

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