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Henry Frederick CHALK

Regimental number2293
Place of birthFulham, London, England
SchoolEverington Street, Fulham, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
Address32 Cumberland Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. A. Chalk, 38 Bayonne Road, Fulham, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death20.8
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.

Proceed to 31st Bn from 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 25 May 1916; joined 31st Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Found guilty, 5 June 1916, of failing to salute an officer: awarded 48 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Previous report of missing now, 28 July 1916, killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend J. Green, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHALK Henry Frederick

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