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Norman H. Whitfield


8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss B. Jackson
  • Plaque: 362

Additional Info

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Henry Norman Whitfield was born in Ballarat East and was a Labourer when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement on 5 January 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915. On May 26th, a month after the historic landing, he joined the 8th Battalion at Gallipoli. Ten days later, on June 5th, he suffered a gunshot wound to his right knee and was evacuated to hospital at Heliopolis in Egypt. He was there assessed as unfit for active service, and on July 29th , sailed on the Hororata to return to Australia where he was discharged as æmedically unfit – GSW right knee'.
Tree No. 362

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour