Ivor Martin WHITEHOUSE

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WHITEHOUSE, Ivor Martin

Service Number: QX9440
Enlisted: 18 June 1940
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
Born: Laidley, Queensland, Australia, 3 August 1919
Home Town: Laidley, Lockyer Valley, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Presumed killed in action, Papua , 19 December 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Laidley War Memorial, Port Moresby (Bomana) Memorial
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1940: Enlisted Corporal, SN QX9440, 2nd/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
18 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN QX9440
19 Dec 1942: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Lucinda Veldman

Ivor was one of 10 children of Charles James Whitehouse Jnr of Laidley Queensland and Ethel Florence Whitehouse nee Porter daughter of George Porter and Marianne Sargent.

Ivor was one of four sons of Charles and Ethel who served in World War II seeing action in the Middle East before serving in New Guinea. He was missing presumed killed in action in the Battle of Sanananda and Buna on 19 December 1942 one day after his brother Frank Whitehouse was killed in the same battle. His brothers Ben and Charles (Bon) survived the war. He was married in 1941 to Mary Hodges. His resting place has yet to be discovered. He is lovingly remembered by his great nephews and nieces and their descendants.

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