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Robert CHADWICK

Regimental number35592
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Highlands', Cremorne Road, Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Chadwick, Camden Buildings, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, May 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date15 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 August 1917; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 3 September 1917 (bronchitis); disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 16 November 1917 (mumps).

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; marched out to 1st Division Artillery, 31 December 1917; posted to 5th Battery, 3 January 1918.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 22 March 1918 (gassed); admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 22 March 1918, and transferred same day to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 24, 22 March 1918, and admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 24 March 1918; transferred to England, 31 March 1918, and admitted to Bethnal Green Military Hospital, London, 1 April 1918. transferred to 5th London General Hospital, Lambeth, 19 April 1918; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 14 June 1918, to report to No 4 command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 June 1918. Marched in to ABPO, London, 28 June 1918, for temporary duty with Australian Army Postal Corps. Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 7 September 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 October 1918; rejoined 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 October 1918.

Marched out to England for duty with Australian Army Pay Corps, 2 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; discharged, 15 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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