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Edward CHENEY

Regimental number546
Place of birthWarrington England
Other NamesEdward Lloyd
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDealer
Addressc/o Mrs Brailey, Waverley Street, Upper Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, H Cheney, c/o Mrs J Brailey, Waverley Street, Upper Mitcham, South Australia
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name10th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCodewaeravelde British Cemetery (Plot I, Row M, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Margaret CHENEY, Prince's Road, Mitcham, South Australia. Native of Warrington, England
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. With thirty men and two machine guns he repulsed an enemy attack dispalying great courage and initiative. He set a splendid example to his men throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 806 Sergeant Henry Arundel CHENEY, 50th Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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