James Vivian Whitchurch was born in Launceston, Tasmania. He enlisted for the Australian Imperial Forces in Derby, Tasmania on the 11th November, 1916, at the age of 22; leaving his previous trade as a miner behind. His regimental number was 7350 and he held the rank of a Private in the 12th Battalion. After serving with his battalion, Whitchurch was discharged on the 15th June, 1918 at the Anglesea Barracks, Hobart due to asthma and bronchitis.
Researched by Dana Gillies and unveiled with Mr. Kieran Lennard, President, Greater Hobart RSL Sub-branch