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Gordon CHANDLER

Regimental number4998
Place of birthMascot, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBotany Road, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H Chandler, Botany Road, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
FateDied of wounds (accidental) 17 April 1919
Age at death22
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 41), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7388 Sapper James CHANDLER, 7th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919; died by suicide, 16 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 3 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 3 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916. Transferred to 9th Machine Gun Company, 6 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917; rejoined unit, 23 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 17 April 1918 (gassed). Transferred to England, 24 April 1918, and admitted to War Hospital, Duston, Northamptonshire, 25 April 1918. Transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 May 1918; discharged to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 October 1918.

Detached to 9th Infantry Brigade Headquarters as batman, 20 December 1918; accidentally injured (fractured skull); died in No. 3 Australian General Hospital, 17 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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