Josiah WHITTLESEA

WHITTLESEA, Josiah

Service Number: 3728
Enlisted: 21 January 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Salisbury South Australia, 25 June 1855
Home Town: Salisbury, Salisbury, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Heart Disease , Semaphore, South Australia, 15 June 1939, aged 83 years
Cemetery: St Johns Anglican Church Salisbury
Memorials: Salisbury & District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper
22 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 3728, No 4th Tunnelling Company - Headquarters No 1
22 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 3728, No 4th Tunnelling Company - Headquarters No 1, HMAT Warilda, Sydney
25 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 3728, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
25 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 3728, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Warilda, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Josiah Whittlesea was nearly sixty but lied about his age (said he was in his 40’s ) and ended up on the front line in a Tunnelling Company.