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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: William Whiteford
Also known as: Whiteford, William Jeffreys
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: 8688
Place of Birth: Mile End (S.A.)
Next of Kin: Martha Jane - Mother ; Whiteford, Northcote Street, Torrensville, S.A.
Biographical notes: Whiteford's father, William, was in charge of the locomotive workshop at 'two and a half mile' near Darwin. The family were part of Darwin society and given a send off when they left town in July 1913. William Whiteford's brothers David and George also served in the First World War. They had a sister 'Lill'. William lived in Bayswater, Western Australia after returning from the war.
Occupation: Draughtsman
Date of Enlistment: 5-Jul-1915
Age at Enlistment: 25
Place of Enlistment: Keswick (S.A.)
Unit: 17th Depot Unit of Supply
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Service History: Whiteford’s unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on 23 November 1915. He served in Egypt, France and Belgium. He was promoted to Temp Warrant Officer on 2 August 1916; reverted to Staff Sergeant on 18 September 1916, 2nd Lieutenant on 23 September 1916, and Lieutenant on 20 December 1916. He transferred to 26 Company A.A.S.C. on 1 October 1916 and then to 17th Depot Unit Supply on 7 June 1917. Whiteford returned to Australia on 24 August 1918 on board HT 'City of Karachi'.
Related link: Embarkation Record
Nominal Roll
Unit War Diary
Service Record
"Farewell Social", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 3 July 1913: p.8.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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