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Francis Augustine CHESTERTON

Regimental number7697
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolBronti School, New South Wales
Other trainingNil
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway shunter
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs. J. Chesterton, C/o M.S. Chesterton, 39 Leamington Avenue, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialHeath Cemetery, (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 18), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sapphire CHERSTERTON; husband of Jane Lewis (formerly Chesterton), 6 Reeve Street, Maitland, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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