Wesley Frank WHITFIELD

WHITFIELD, Wesley Frank

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 7 May 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Birmingham, England, 16 March 1879
Home Town: Stroud, Great Lakes, New South Wales
Schooling: King Edward's Grammar School, England
Occupation: Electrical engineer
Died: Killed In Action, Palestine, 25 September 1918, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Haifa War Cemetery, Israel
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mossman War Memorial, Port Douglas Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Brisbane, Queensland
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Medic, Brisbane
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
1 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 11th Light Horse Regiment
4 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
8 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 11th Light Horse Regiment
25 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Megiddo - Syria 1918, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 11 Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Captain awm_died_date: 1918-09-25

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Wesley Frank WHITFIELD was born in Birmingham, England on 16th March, 1879

His parents were Frank WHITFIELD & Mary Matilda Shoreland FAULKNER who married in England in 1875

He married Mabel Mary LOVE on 22nd April, 1915 in Brisbane - one son Alan born in NSW in 1916


His son Alan WHITFIELD was a Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy and was discharged on 28th June 1946