John Whitham

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John Whitham
Lieutenant Colonel John Whitham c.1919.jpg
Lieutenant Colonel John Whitham c. 1919
Born(1881-10-07)7 October 1881
Jamalpur, Bengal, India
Died12 May 1952(1952-05-12) (aged 70)
Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Service/branchAustralian Army
Years of service1898–1946
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldVolunteer Defence Corps, 3rd Military District (1940–45)
Southern Command (1940)
4th Division (1937–40)
3rd Military District (1937–40)
1st Military District (1935–37)
1st Mixed Brigade (1935–37)
6th Military District (1933–35)
49th Battalion (1918)
52nd Battalion (1917–18)
Battles/warsSecond Boer War
First World War Second World War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches (3)

Lieutenant General John Lawrence Whitham, CMG, DSO (7 October 1881 – 12 May 1952) was a senior officer in the Australian Army who held senior commands in the 1930s and early 1940s.[1][2]


  1. ^ Burness, Peter (1990). "Whitham, John Lawrence (1881–1952)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 12. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ Chadwick, Justin (2017). Sword and Batton: Senior Australian Army Officers from Federation to 1901. Volume One: 1900 to 1939. Newport, New South Wales: Big Sky Publishing. pp. 619–624. ISBN 978-1-925520-30-9.