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Sydney Howard CHANCE

Regimental number3659
Date of birth16 December 1892
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraftsman
AddressAppila-Yarrowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Chance, Appila-Yarrowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Voluntary Cadets; 124 days in the Instructional Staff; discharged as medically unfit.
Enlistment date2 November 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 26 July 1919.

Enlisted in the AN&MEF, 17 May 1920; served in Rabaul; appointment (as Temporary Lieutenant), 7 September 1921.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 September 1965
Age at death72
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHANCE Sydney Howard

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