THE LATE PRIVATE WHYTE.
The late Private T. A. Whyte was one of the first South Australians to volunteer for service abroad. Coming from the Port Lincoln district, he resided at Woodville and North Adelaide before going to the southern suburbs. When on camp he made himself popular with his comrades. He was prominent in Adelaide sporting circles. For some time he was a member of the firm of Robin & Co., wholesale grocers. He then entered the office of Messrs. M. G. Anderson & Co. He was to have been married on his return from the war.
Mr. Whyte was one of our ablest rowers, said a responsible official of the South Australian Rowing Association. He joined the Mercantile Rowing Club in October, 1903, and he represented South Australia in several inter-State rowing contests. His first appearance in big rowing was on the Port River, when he rowed as number 6 in the South Australian eight. He was selected as stroke of the S.A. crew in Melbourne in 1908, and in the following year he went to Brisbane. In 1910, Mr. Whyte was stroke of the crew that was to contest the Australian inter-State Eight oar Race in Tasmania, but he resigned the position. He stroked the South Australian eight in Sydney in 1911. In the races in which he represented the Mercantile club, Mr. Whyte was singularly successful. On five occasions he stroked their champion four, winning three races and rowing second in the remaining two events. He won the Webb Memorial Cup and Ladies' Challenge Shield several times. He had many trophies for club races. The Mercantile Rowing Club elected him trustee, and the erection of the club's present fine clubhouse was largely due to his energies. During last season Mr. Whyte joined the Adelaide Rowing Club, and was a member at the time of his departure. He represented the Mannum Rowing and Athletic Club on the South Australian Rowing Association committee.
Twelve years ago Mr Whyte identified himself with lacrosse, and he became one of the leading players, figuring conspicuously in inter-State contests. Commencing in Port Adelaide he afterwards joined the North Adelaide Club. When he left for the war he was a resident of the Sturt district, and a keen lacrosse enthusiast. In 1908, when playing for North Adelaide, Mr. Whyte was picked in the team than visited the eastern Slates. During the following year he played against Victorian and Tasmanian combinations. He played a great game centre for South Australia in the inter-State match against Victoria in Melbourne in 1911. Out of approximately 300 lacrosse players in the association about 70 have gone to the war, and the North Adelaide club, of which Mr. Whyte was formerly a member, has been practically wiped out of existence owing to the departure of its players.
1915 'THE LATE PRIVATE WHYTE.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 May, p. 40, viewed 8 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89145354