Lieutenant Henry Eric WHITEHEAD
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2nd Lieutenant (Henry) Eric
B Sqn. [Joined as Trooper No.545], 8th Light Horse Regiment, Australian
Born 1890 at Caramut, Victoria
[Birth certificate 1890 Caramut 30434 Vic]
Educated: Geelong College Victoria, Ormond College, Melbourne University,
Single; Grazier and Medical student, of Goodwood, Minhamite, Victoria /
Next of Kin listed as: Father; George Henry Whitehead. Mother; Agnes Effie
Whitehead (nee de Little), of Berry Jerry, Wagga, NSW
Photos of Lieutenant Whitehead are known to exist in the following locations:
Pegasus Aug 1916 p21.
Died of wounds
7th August 1915
at The Nek, central Anzac sector
8th light Horse Regiment, AIF
No Known Grave
Name commemorated on the Lone Pine memorial, Anzac
Embarked as Trooper No.545. 'B' Squadron.
CWGC lists name as: Eric; age as: 24; Place of birth as: Caramut. [Other source
lists place of birth as: South Yarra, Melbourne].
Of Minhamite, Victoria.
Killed in either the first or second line of attack at The Nek (date of death
and unit correspond), but not mentioned in Bean (Vol. 2 p623n), where those
officers who died in that action are listed.
'H.E. Whitehead entered the College in 1905 and left at Christmas, 1909. In
the latter year he was one of the Prefects, was a member of the Eleven, held
a Commission in the Cadet Corps, was on the 'Pegasus' committee, and rowed in
the Senior Fours - a fine all round record. A letter from an Old Boy at the
front says:- 'Eric Whitehead was killed at the beginning of August; he had done
great work, and everyone who knows him over here swears by him.' ' (Pegasus
Dec 1915 p46).
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