Private Charles Henry Benjamin Whitehouse

Service number 3651
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1916-09-21
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Charles Henry Benjamin Whitehouse (3651, 59th Battalion) was a clerk from Campsie, NSW. He was wounded on 19 July 1916 in the battle of Fromelles, the first major battle fought by Australian troops on the Western Front. Two months later, on 21 September 1916, Charles died as a result of shrapnel wounds to his chest, leg and arm. He is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. His father wrote that he was 16 years 9 months.



Date of enlistment 12 August 1915
Date of embarkation 20 December 1915
Date of death 21 September 1916
Date of fate 21 September 1916