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Robert Alfred WHITTON

Regimental number18994
Place of birthKimberley, South Africa
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E.M. Whitton, Brisbane Street, off Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceKimberley Regiment
Enlistment date14 July 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Place of burialFovant Churchyard (Plot I, Row B, Grave 2), Wiltshire.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Hannah WHITTON.
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918; disembarked London, England, 26 August 1918; marched into Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 27 August 1918.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 19 October 1918 (influenza); placed on Seriously Ill List, 22 October 1918.

Died, Fovant Military Hospital, 25 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Buried, St George's Parish Churchyard, Fovant, 31 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITTON Robert Alfred

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