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AUSTRALIA'S
FIGHTING
The above soldiers are the sons of Thomas and the late
Margaret vVhitford, of Congelling Brook.
Private ROY VICTOR WHITFORD.
Private Roy Victor ,Yhitford (3449) was born in Victoria
and was educated there . He was killed in action on 6th
October, 1917.
Lieutenant LEWIS EDMUND WHITFORD.
Lieutenant Lewi s Edmund Whi tford was born at South
Gippsland, Victoriia, on 4th September, 1886. He was a
member of the original 11th Battalion, and was promoted to
the rank of 2nd-lieutenant on 1st October, 1916. He was
awarded the Military Cross on 10th August, 1918, and re–
turned
flS
lieutenant to Anstralia on 16th August, 1919.
Private ALFRED WILLIAM OXMAN.
Private Alfred 'Yilliam Oxman (4684), son of Amelia a nd
Alfred Oxman, was born nt Merkin, near Brookton, and edu–
cated at Narrogin . He enli . ted at Narrogin in 1915, and
embarked for Egypt on 13th F bruary, 1916. He cro. ed to
France and was in action at Bapaume and Bullecourt, and
was reported missing on 11th April, 1917, and was later
reported kJillen in action.
SONS
OF
THE
EMPIRE
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The a bove soldiers are the sons of the late William and
Elsie Baker.
Private ALEXANDER JOHN BAKER.
Private Alexander John Baker (370), 16th Battalion, was
born in N.S.W. and educated at the James- . treet S('hool, Perth,
W.A.
He enlisted on the 11th September, 1914, and after
trai ning at Blackboy Hill Camp he went to Melbourne, and
sailed for Egypt in December, 1914.
He took part 'in the
Landing at Gallipoli, and was reported wounded on the 2nd
May, 1915. Later reports state that he was killed in action.
Sergeant WALTER ROLAND BAKER.
Sergeant WaIter Roland Baker, 32nd Battalion,
w~
born
at Fremantle
in
October, 1897, and educated at the James–
street 8('hool, Perth, 'V.A. He enlisted on the 5th .July, 1915,
at Merredin, and. went to Blackboy Hill Camp for training.
He left for Adelaide on the 18th October, and sai led for Egypt
with the 32nd Battalion.
He went to France with the 5th
Pioneers, and was later sent to England with trench feet. He
returned to Fran('e, and was invalided to England with trench
fever.
He was sent to the Survey 8chool, Southampton, ann
was there when the Armisti('e was signen.
He rf'turned to
Anstrnlin on the 14th Augn. t, 1919.
Lance-Corporal WILLIAM JOHN CLEMENTS.
Lance-Corporal 'Yilliam John Clement (872) was born
at Rotherhithe, London, Englaud, and educated at Keeton' .
Road School, London. He is a son of 'Yilliam and Pleasant
Emma. Clement.s, of New Ro therhithe, Narrogin.