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Regimental number1013
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressCopmanhurst, Clarence River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.25"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Chadwick, 43 Blackstone Road, Hackney, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date7 May 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 289 Pte Frederick George CHADWICK, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 9 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 7 August 1916; taken on strength, 9th Bn, 23 September 1916.

Found guilty, 29 November 1916, of neglecting to obey Bn Routine Orders in that, on 26 November 1916, he was out of bounds without a pass signed by his CO: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 20 January 1917 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 January 1917; to Ambulance Train No 22, 23 January 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 26 January 1917; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, 16 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 22 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, left buttock), and admitted to 5th Field Ambulance same day and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 8 July 1917, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 9 May 1917. Transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 17 May 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 18 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 29 May 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 4 August 1917 (diarrhea); transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 4 August 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 7 August 1917; rejoined Bn, Belgium, 7 October 1917.

To 1st Divisional Signal Company, 9 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 23 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian field Ambulance, Belgium, 16 November 1917; transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, 16 November 1917 (injured right knee); discharged to duty, 29 November 1917; rejoined Bn, 19 December 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 21 August 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 28 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 18 October 1918.

Marched in to AIF Headquarters, London, 12 December 1918, and attached to AIF Base Post Office, 14 December 1918.

Granted leave for Non-Military Employment with pay and subsistence, 12 May-12 November 1919: dispenser, attending Allen Hanbury, London.

Married Bertha Louisa SMITH, spinster, aged 22, at St Philip's Church of England Church, Dalston, 30 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 8 October 1918; disembarked Sydney, 29 November 1918; discharged, Brisbane, 7 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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