John Whincup

 

5th Divisional
Motor Transport Company

13336


Date/Place of Birth: abt 1891, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Date/Place of Death: 7 November 1918, France


Biographical details: John Whincup was born about 1891 in Bradford England, the son of Thomas and Hannah Whincup. Whincup arrived in Australia about 1912 and prior to enlistment in the AIF, had worked as a chemist and druggist and motor driver.

Service details: Whincup enlisted on 25 September 1916 and was allocated to the 2nd Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company. He embarked for the war aboard A34 HMAT Persic on 22 December 1916 at Melbourne and disembarked at Devonport England on 3 March 1917. After a period of training in England at the , Whincup was sent to the Western Front on 20 June 1917 and on 12 March 1918 was transferred from the 5th Division Supply Column to the 5th Division Motor Transport Company. From 8-24 September, Whincup took leave in England and returned to his unit after the completion of the leave. Whincup was admitted to the 41st Stationary Hospital on 31 October 1918 with influenza which developed into bronchial pneumonia. On 4 November 1918, he was placed on the dangerously ill list. He died on 7 November 1918 and was buried in the Hospice Military Cemetery at Dury-le-Amiens.

Memorial Details: Whincup is commemorated on Memorial Panel 181, 1170 Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy France.

Sources:
Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau File no: 2920104
Australian War Memorial First World War Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

NAA: B2455, WHINCUP J 13336