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Trooper Alfred Ernest Whye

b. 1882, d. 28 April 1969

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Alfred Ernest Whye pictured on his wedding day in 1904


Trooper Alfred Ernest Whye was born in 1882 in Brewarrina.1,2 He was baptized on 5 July 1886 in Bourke, New South Wales, Australian Colonies. Siblings Frederick William Whye (aged 7), Alfred Whye (4) and Albert Joseph Whye (2) were all baptised in a single ceremony on 5 July 1886.2


FatherAlfred Haylock Whye (b. 19 November 1852, d. 22 October 1939)
MotherCaroline Frances ("Carry") Hilt (b. 1847, d. 26 February 1917)

Family life

Trooper Alfred Ernest Whye and Mabel Annie Plumley were married on 22 June 1904 at Roman Catholic Church in Otahuhu.1 He and Ethel Elizabeth McCrory were married on 27 July 1935 at Epsom in Auckland.1

Partner with Mabel Annie Plumley (b. circa 1882, d. 1932)

Partner with Ethel Elizabeth McCrory (b. circa 1887)

Residence information

Working life

  • Trooper Alfred Ernest Whye joined the 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles as a Trooper on 27 February 1901.1
  • He was discharged from the military on 12 June 1902 in Sydney, New South Wales.1


Trooper Alfred Ernest Whye died on 28 April 1969 at age ~87 in Otahuhu.1 He was buried on 29 April 1969 at Otahuhu Cemetery in Otahuhu.1


  1. [S1682] National Centre of Biography, editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography (Canberra: Australian National University, online 2021), Kathryn Whye, 'Whye, Alfred Ernest (1882–1969)',
  2. [S1721] JM Fleming, Reed family baptisms at St Stephen's Anglican church Bourke, SAG Reel 335, Frederick William, Alfred and Albert Joseph Whye, 5 Jul 1886, page 21, all born at Brewarrina, illegitimate, father Alfred Whye (woolpresser), mother Carry Frances Hilt, aboriginal
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