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Number Private 2558

Battalion 58th Battalion

Place of Birth Orbost

Next of Kin His father, Mr. R D Whillance
Gladston St Orbost

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 3/8/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 25 years 4 months,
5'8", 11 stone 6 pounds, grey eyes and brown hair

Religion Presbyterian

Occupation farm labourer

Date and place of death

He was instantly killed in action when hit in the chest by a piece of shell on 26/3/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He is on the Memorial at Villers Bretonneux France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

There is no clear connection

Military History

A very confused file as there seems to be two men with this name.

He is on the Koorooman East Honour Roll
3/8/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
25/9/16 He embarked on HMAT Shropshire
11/11/16 He disembarked in Plymouth
8/12/16 He was admitted to hospital
17/3/17 He went to his unit
26/3/17 He was killed in action
In his missing and wounded file the report stated that he was hit in the chest with a piece from a shell and died instantly. The witness was E S Dyke
His parents lived in Orbost
His effects consisted of a wallet, photos and coins in a pouch
His parents received his medals and plaque



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