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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: George Whiteford
Name: Whiteford, George Harold
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 10805
Place of Birth: Southwark (S.A.)
Next of Kin: Martha Jane Whiteford - Mother ; 20 Northcote Street, Thebarton, S.A.
Biographical notes: Whiteford's father, William, was in charge of the locomotive workshop at the two and a half mile near Darwin. The family were very much a part of Darwin society and were given a sendoff when they left town in July 1913. George Whiteford's brother David also served in the first world war. They had another brother William and a sister 'Lill'. After the war, Whiteford married Freda Baldwin on 28 February 1920.
Occupation: Sapper
Date of Enlistment: 30-Aug-1915
Age at Enlistment: 19
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide (S.A.)
Unit: Divisional Signal Company 3
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1962-12-22
Honours and Awards: Military Medal
Service History: Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' in May 1916. He was wounded and gassed on 27 May 1918. Whiteford recieved several promotions and was awarded the Military Medal on 7 July 1918 for "bravery in the field". He returned to Australia on 10 May 1919.
Related link: The Royal Australian Corps of Signals : corps history. Vol. 1, 1906-1918 featuring the story of the Australian Signal Engineers in the 1914-1918 War by J.H. Thyer. Australia : The Author, 1974.
Nominal Roll
Military Medal
Service Record
Unit War Diary
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A11 'Ascanius'
"Personal", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 29 June 1918: p.12.
"Letter from Paddy Skiffington", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 15 November 1917: p.15.
"On Active Service", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 21 September 1918: p.11.
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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