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Thomas William CHALKLEN

Regimental number43
Date of birth8 January 1896
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
SchoolPublic School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDriver
AddressPort Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes E Chalken, Port Augusta, South Australia
Previous military serviceCadet and Citizens Forces
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 July 1916
Place of death or woundingnr La Boiselle, France
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 5), Ovillers-La Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Agnes CHALKLEN, Pt. Augusta, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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