William WAITE MC and Bar

WAITE, William

Service Numbers: 363, N102403
Enlisted: 22 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Tabilk, Vic., 27 September 1888
Home Town: Strathmerton, Moira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 28 August 1976, aged 87 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll, Numurkah Town Hall Shire of Numurkah Roll of Honor, Numurkah and District War Memorial, Strathmerton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 363, 4th Light Horse Regiment
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 363, 4th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 363, 4th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, N102403

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of J Waite, Adamstown, Newcastle, New South Wales

Year of birth varies in war records from 1888-1893

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has carried out several valuable reconnaissances, and obtained important information, which largely contributed to the success of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917