McWhinney, Norman Burnett (Private, b.1896 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0465
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm.
Object type Letters
Maker McWhinney, Norman Burnett
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/187
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of 2415 Private Norman Burnett McWhinney, 23 Battalion, at sea, Egypt, France, 1915-1916. Collection consists of twenty-three typescript copies of letters written by Private McWhinney to his mother. Location of original letters unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 2415 Private Norman Burnett McWhinney, 23 Battalion AIF, who on 28 July 1916 was killed in action at Pozieres. Other details concerning him are: clerk; of Hawthorn, Victoria; born Hawthorn; educated at Glenferrie State School, and Hawthorn College; served in the senior cadets; age at time of death, 20 years 6 months. Two brothers enlisted in the AIF and returned to Australia wounded - 360 Corporal Rupert Charles McWhinney, 37 Battalion; and 18173 Private Percy Alexander McWhinney, 7 Field Ambulance, AIF.