Arthur Gilbert WHITTLE

WHITTLE, Arthur Gilbert

Service Number: 847
Enlisted: 5 September 1914, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geraldton, Western Australia, 1887
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Fremantle State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Coachbuilder
Died: Killed in Action, Dardenelles, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 2 May 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row G, Grave 1 Headstone inscription reads: Too far away your grave to see but no too far to think of Thee, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, Geraldton Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Honour Roll, Geraldton District Great War Honour Roll, Geraldton Western Australian Government Railways & Tramways Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen
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World War 1 Service

5 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 847, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, 847, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, 847, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Jemima Hannah Whittle of Geraldton, WA

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

Served his apprenticeship with D. White & Co,  of Perth, WA

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces