Clyde Alva Newton WHIBLEY

WHIBLEY, Clyde Alva Newton

Service Number: 6649
Enlisted: 1 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Crafers, South Australia, 18 September 1890
Home Town: Stirling (SA), Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Crafers Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 August 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Assevillers New British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Aldgate War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crafers WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1916: Enlisted
24 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, 6649, 27th Infantry Battalion
24 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, 6649, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Private CLYDE A. N. WHIBLEY, youngest son of Mrs. Robert Wright, sen., Stirling West, was killed in France on August 31. He was in his 27th year. He left South Australia in January, 1917, and was  wounded in March, 1918. He rereturned to his battalion on June 22. He was liked and respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Pride of the Hills Lodge, A.U.D., Stirling West.