D.S.O. London Gazette 1.1.1919.
Mention in Despatches London Gazette 22.1.1919.
Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Whitehill, D.S.O., was born Harry Weisberg, a surname that he changed to that of Whitehill at the end of the Great War, but not before his D.S.O. had been gazetted in his original name. As a volunteer in the ranks of the Imperial Yeomanry, he witnessed active service in South Africa, was present at the actions of Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen, and was onetime slightly wounded.
During the Great War he served with thet City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) in Gallipoli between August and November 1915, in which period the unit won Battle Honours for "Sulva" and "Scimitar Hill", and afterwards with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force between March and November 1916 and again between June 1917 and May 1918. Onetime C.O. of the City of London Yeomanry (T.F.), and an Officer of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Whitehill latterly served in France and Belgium and was attached to the Machine Gun Corps.