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Trooper E. L. Whalan : 18-July-2011
Trooper E. L. Whalan : 18-July-2011
Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

Seat erected by the Parks and Gardens Social Club to commemorate a member, Trooper L.F. Whalan who was killed at Balikpapan in July 1945 during World War Two.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Whalan, of New Lambton, have been advised that their only son, Trooper L. F. Whalan, an A.I.F. commando, died of wounds at Balikpapan on July 13. Trooper Whalan, who was 21, had served for three years in the A.I.F.  Before enlisting he was employed in the horticultural section of the Parks and Building Surveyor's Department of Greater Newcastle Council.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
23 July 1945.



Address:King Street, Civic Park, Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928333
Long: 151.771944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:July-1945
Approx. Event End Date:July-1945


Front Inscription

Parks and Gardens Social Club

In Memory of our late member 
  Trooper L.F. Whalan
2/6th Commando Squadron
    killed in action
Balikpapan July 1945


Source: MA
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