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Thomas CHANDLER

Regimental number2597
Place of birthNorthampton, England
SchoolGreat Brington County Council School, Northamptonshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressBungaree, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.5"
Next of kinSister, Miss D Chandler, Longhicky, West Rugby, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
165
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 58th Bn from 6th Training, Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 711112, 2683 Pte T.R. LLOYD, 60th Bn (Montevideo Camp, Weymouth, England), [?] March 1917: 'I saw him killed by shell fire at Fleurbaix July 19/16. He was called Tom. I was nextto him when [he was] killed and he was blown to bits and there was nothing to bury.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHANDLER Thomas
Red Cross file 711112

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