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Ernest Alfred CHAFFEY

Regimental number278
Date of birth1894
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFitzroy Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 11.5"
Weight184 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Chaffey, Tintinhull via Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Medaille Militaire

Work on Menin Road on 20 September 1917 and at Broodseinde on 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6806 Pte Edward Charles CHAFFEY, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 December 1918; 4290 Pte Joseph Adolphus CHAFFEY, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919.
Other details

War Service: Egypt, France, Belgium, Western Front

Wounded while on active service in France and Belgium

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1982
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHAFFEY Ernest Alfred

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