Angus McSween WHITELAW

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WHITELAW, Angus McSween

Service Number: 1792
Enlisted: 15 February 1915, Stratford, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Briagolong, Victoria, 13 January 1899
Home Town: Briagolong, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Briagolong State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 August 1916, aged 17 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Briagolong Honor Roll, Briagolong State School No 1117 Roll of Honor, Briagolong War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1792, Stratford, Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1792, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1792, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
25 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1792, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Angus McSween WHITELAW was born at Briagolong, Victoria on 13th January, 1899

His parents were Robert WHITELAW and Annie McSWEEN - he was one of 9 children

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Most of his brothers served as follows:

1. Kelvin Clyde WHITELAW (SN 42578) WW2 - Discharged 1944

2. Ivan Cecil WHITELAW (SN 2910) WW1 - Killed in Action in 1918

3. Lionel Islay WHITELAW (SN 1440) WW1 - Returned to Australia in 1916

4. Donald John WHITELAW (SN 1308) WW1 - Returned to Australia in 1918

5. Robert Angus WHITELAW (SN 1003) WW1 - Killed in Action in 1917

6. Kenneth WHITELAW (SN 3446) WW1 - Returned to Australia in 1916

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