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|Also known as:||Whiteford, William Jeffreys|
|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.|
|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|
Unit War Diary
"Farewell Social", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 3 July 1913: p.8.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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