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William James Whatman was born in Creswick, but enlisted from Ballarat as a dyer on 14th July 1915. He was aged 21 and single. He was allocated to the 58th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 4617. On 22nd November 1916 he was killed in the trenches near Fromelles. His name is on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
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