Whittaker, Allan (468)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC

Age: 23 years

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 27 August 1914 – Sydney, NSW

Service Number: 468            view online service record

Address:
Westbourne Street
Drummoyne, NSW

Next of Kin:
A Whittaker
43 River Street
Yarraville, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Sunday, 18 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Afric A19
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion

Fate:
RTA: Thursday, 29 July 1915
Discharged: Wednesday, 12 January 1916


Allan Whittaker suffered a gun shot wound to his ankle at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

At some point after returning to Australia he moved to 17 Crockford Street, Port Melbourne and worked on the waterfront. He was a among a large group of waterside workers who gathered on 2 November 1928 for pick-up at Hogan’s Flat, near Princes Pier. Outraged that scab labour had been brought in by-passing the usual pick-up, the unionist waterside workers converged on Princes Pier but were turned away but a Police cordon. Shots were fired by the Police and Whittaker was among 4 waterside workers who were injured. Seemingly shot in the back as the unionists moved away from the pier, Whittaker died as a result of his wounds in January the following year.

Allan Whittaker is commemorated at an event held at Princes Pier in early November each year.

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