William Henry WHELAN


WHELAN, William Henry

Service Number: 3703
Enlisted: 15 September 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oatlands, Tasmania, 14 May 1890
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 16 December 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3703, Claremont, Tasmania
5 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3703, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3703, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Melbourne

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"...3703 Private William Henry (Bill) Whelan, 26th Battalion, of Oatlands, Tasmania. Pte Whelan enlisted on 15 September 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Afric on 5 January 1916. He was killed in action on 16 December 1917, in Belgium aged 27 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)