|Place of birth||Burnie, Tasmania|
|Address||Ladbrook Street, Burnie, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Hannah Chatwin, Ladbrook Street, Burnie, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Served for 'about 2 years' in Burnie Rangers.|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Division Train|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3583 Pte William Raymond CHATWIN, 15th Bn, killed in action, 31st December 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 25 May 1915.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 5 December 1915 (diarrhea), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros; rejoined unit, 15 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 52nd Bn, 1 March 1916.
Appointed Driver, 12 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 25 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 7 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 73 days.
Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 14 March 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to Base Depot, 29 March 1917; total period of treatment for gonorrhea: 16 days; rejoined unit, in the field, 6 April 1917.
Admitted to 3/2 West Lancashire Field Ambulance, 17 June 1917 (accidental injury), and transferred to 52nd Casualty Clearing station; discharged to duty, 26 June 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 12 July 1917.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 6 July 1917, on charges of (1) When on Active Service forcing a soldier when acting as a sentinel; (2) When on Active Service drunkenness; found guilty: awarded 90 days' Field Punishment No 2; 50 days of sentence remitted; forfeited 57 days' pay.
On leave to United Kingdom, 11 January 1918; rejoined unit, 28 January 1918.
Found guilty, 13 April 1918, of being absent from billet without leave from 7.15 pm to 9.15 pm: awarded 14 days? Field Punishment No 2.
Transferred to 51st Bn, 16 May 1918.
Transferred to 4th Divisional Train, 10 November 1918, and taken on strength of 27th Company.
Transferred to 7th Company, 4th Divisional Train, 18 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Hobart, 11 August 1919.
War service: 4 years 198 days (of which 4 years 66 days were abroad).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CHATWIN Alton|