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VC797   John Woods Whittle

Name   John Woods Whittle   No.   2902   

VC Issue No.   797   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   Regiment, 12th (South Australia, Western Australia & Tasmania) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Huon Island, near Port Sygnet, Tasmania, Australia

Place Of Death   At his home, 27 Avenue Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Rookwood Cemetery, Strathfield, West Sydney, NSW, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section 15, Grave 63

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Rookwood Cemetery, Strathfield, West Sydney, NSW, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Wall 7 Plot E, NSW Garden Of Remembrance, Rookwood Necropolis, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia

Named On Cenotaph, Hobart, TAS, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Primary School, Cygnet, TAS, Australia

Whittle Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Display, Hall Of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

He was awarded a Certificate of Merit in 1934 by the Royal Life Saving Society for saving the life of a boy who had fallen into the lake at University Park

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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The First World War

BORN   3 August 1883

DIED   2 March 1946   AGE   52

VC Won   9 April 1917   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Near Boursies, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

Thank you to Anthony Staunton