Loftus WHITELAW

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WHITELAW, Loftus

Service Number: 492
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Richmond, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kew, Victoria, 1891
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Book-binder
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 27
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kew War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 492, Richmond, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 492, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 492, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
30 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 492, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Slight gunshot wound to the foot

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Whitelaw, (secretary) Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria and Rosa Whitelaw

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

Served his apprenticeship with Cunningham & Co.. of Albert Street, Auburn