Cecil Henry WHEATLEY

WHEATLEY, Cecil Henry

Service Number: 3130
Enlisted: 29 June 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Tumut, New South Wales, 1882
Home Town: Forbes, Forbes, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk/Auctioneer
Died: Died of wounds, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 28 August 1916
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot X, Row A, Grave 11A, Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial, Grenfell Great War Memorial, Sydney United Grand Lodge Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

29 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3130, 1st Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
8 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3130, 1st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
8 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3130, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Sydney
22 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3130, Mouquet Farm, Multiple shell wounds including elbow and thigh. On the 24 August his elbow was amputated

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles and Annie Wheatley; husband of Ida Mary Wheatley of Farrand Street, Forbes, NSW; father of Cecil Hazel Wheatley and Harold John Wheatley

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


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

The sad news reached Forbes yesterday that L.-Cpl. Cecil M. Wheatley, a well-known Forbes resident, had been killed in action in France. The deceased young soldier was a son of the late Mr A.  C.  Wheatley, and he lived for many years in Forbes and Condobolin districts. On active service for a considerable time, the deceased saw a lot of fighting at Gallipoli, and afterwards went to France with  the other Australians. In Flanders he exchanged into a machine gun section, and was given the charge of a quick-firer, having passed his gunnery tests by examination. The late Lance  Corporal Wheatley was 26 years of age, and leaves a widow and two young children, Mrs Wheatley being a daughter of Alderman and Mrs Patterson, of Forbes. Mr. M. Wheatley, of Eugowra, is a brother, and his  mother is still alive.