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David Isaac CHENEY

Regimental number1847
Place of birthRushden, Northamptonshire, England
SchoolBoard School, Rushden, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoapmaker
AddressAnnie Ellen Cheney, 68 Neptune Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, John H. Cheney, 299 Burnley Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 73), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John (d. 9 June 1922) and Sarah CHENEY, 24 Fraser Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Rushden, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5011 Pte Sidney William CHENEY, 50th Bn, killed in action, 9 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 31 January 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 46th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 10 April 1916 (dental), and transferred to Dental Corps.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 16 May 1916 (enteritis); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 May 1916; discharged to rejoin unit, 26 May 1916 (colitis).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 9 August 1916 (gun shot wound, chest, penetrating thigh), admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 44th Casualty clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHENEY David Isaac

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