Denis WHISHAW

WHISHAW, Denis

Service Number: 3815
Enlisted: 27 March 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Field Ambulance
Born: Croydon, Surrey England, 1894
Home Town: Bellerive, Clarence, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Agricultural Student
Died: Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Tas., 14 November 1953, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cornelian Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Tasmania
Memorials: Roseworthy Agricultural College Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3815, 7th Field Ambulance
25 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3815, 7th Field Ambulance
25 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3815, 7th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mr. Denis Whishaw
ONE of Northern Tasmania's best know pastoralists, the owner of the famous Carrick estate, Armidale, Mr. Denis Whishaw, died in the Launceston General Hospital on Saturday. Mr. Whishaw died after a long illness, most of  which he suffered by the recurrence of injuries received during his service in the first world war. He fought with the A.I.F. On his return to Tasmania from Active service, Mr. Whishaw and his brother. Peter, as partners, took over
the Armidale Estate. During his later life he concentrated on pastoral activities. He was for many years a member of the Westbury Council, and the R.S.L. and was a Justice of the Peace. He assumed full ownership of the estate after his younger brother, Peter, was lost in an Atlantic convoy in World War II. He was well-known for his frequent and generous attitude towards local beneficiaries.  When forced to end his term of management of the family estate by ill-health, he transferred managership to his son, David. He leaves his widow, Mrs. K. Whishaw, a son. David, and a brother, D. R. Whishaw, of Hobart. 

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