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|Name:||Whittle, Wilford William|
|Place of Birth:||Youanmite (Vic.)|
|Biographical notes:||Whittle joined the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery as a Lieutenant in 1912. After undertaking several military courses, he was posted to Freemantle, W.A. for a short time before joining the AIF in May 1915. After the war he moved through the ranks to become Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Darwin Garrison from 13 April 1936 to 12 March 1939. He also served in the Second World War (Service no: VX85043).|
|Date of Enlistment:||21-May-1915|
|Age at Enlistment:||23|
|Unit:||Siege Artillery Brigade, 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1964-06-17|
|Place of Death:||Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Service History:||Whittle embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A67 'Orsova' on 17 July 1915. He was promoted to Captain on 1 November 1917. He was discharged from the AIF on 24 February 1919 and undertook an ordnance course at Ordnance College Woolwich, London.|
|Related link:||Mention in despatches|
NT Place Names Register : Whittle Street
Northern Territory dictionary of biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p.637.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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