|Place of birth||London, England|
|Address||15 Martin Street, Albert Park, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Charles Witham, 24 Staffield Row, Bow, London, England|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Field Artillery, British Army; resigned.|
|Place of enlistment||Albert Park, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4017|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row I, Grave No. 47), La chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, arm); transferred to Malta; returned to duty, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.
Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, 26 August 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred same day to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 1 September 1915 (enteritis).
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Ceramic', 25 September 1915.
Re-embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1915, on board HMAT A 40 'Ceramic'.
Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916, and reverted to the ranks.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 27 March 1916.
Promoted Corporal, Moascar, 27 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Detached to School of Instruction, 12 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 16 July 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WITHAM Stanley|