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Charles Alexander WHYTE

Date of birth14 August 1882
Place of birthForfar, Scotland
AddressArthur Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs. C A Whyte, Arthur Street, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed with the Black Watch, British Army, in the South African (Boer) War; also served on the Indian frontier for 4 years.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Quartermaster)
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion


Unit: 2nd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 February 1915

Quarter-Master and Honorary Captain

Unit: 2nd Battalion
Promotion date: 17 October 1915

Quarter-Master and Honorary Major

Unit: 54th Battalion
Promotion date: 17 October 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1918
Discharge date15 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli (wounded, left shoulder, 16 May 1915; 8 August 1915 (left breast), Western Front

Taken on strength, 54th Bn, 14 December 1916; 5th Pioneer Bn, 12 March 1916.

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

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