Alfred George Whyte

First Name: 
Alfred
Middle Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Whyte
Mother's Name: 
Agnes Whyte
Father's Name: 
William Whyte
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 3, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, May 23, 1918
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Alfred Whyte (Service No 2843) was born in Sydney in 1867.

At enlistment Alfred stated his age to be 44, when in fact he was 48 years old at the time.  Alfred was single, employed as a drainer and nominated his sister, Mrs M L Lnagley or Thirroul as next of kin.

Alfred embarked from Sydney on HMAT A14 Euripides with 18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements on 2nd November 1915.  He arrived in Egypt after the evacuation and on 5th February joined 18th Battalion.

He arrived in France on 25th March 1916 and served on the Western Front until 18th June 1916 when he was admitted to hospital sick.

Alfred was eventually sent to England and served there until the medical board returned him to Australia in October 1917.  He was discharged medically unfit due to senility and debility on 3rd January 1918 and awarded a pension.

Albert died in Sydney in 1918 and is buried at Rookwood Cemetery on 24th May 1918.  Cemetery records list his age as 57.

Alfred's service is commemorated at the Thirroul-Woodward Memorial Park.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WHYTE ALFRED GEORGE

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