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Peter Chadwick CHICK

Regimental number1012
Place of birthLilydale, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mr E A Chick, Lilydale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, E A Chick, Lilydale, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 12th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; resigned to go to New Zealand.
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentPortville, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915. Wounded in action (foot), 25-29 April 1915. Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 25-29 April 1915; transferred to Helouan Convalescent Camp, 22 May 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 22 June 1915. Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, 18 August 1915 (disc. finger, left hand, and diarrhoea); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 August 1915; to England, 19 August 1915, and admitted to Bethnal Green Military Hospital, London, 1 September 1915. Returned to Egypt with 17th Draft, 14 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1916 (shell shock); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 24 July 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 25 July 1916; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916; discharged to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 26 July 1916; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, 30 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 1 September 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 September 1916.

Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 December 1916 (enteritis); transferred to 4th General Hospital, Camiers, 4 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 8 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 24 December 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 January 1917 (mumps), and transferred same day to 39th Casualty Clearing Station; to 25th Stationary Hospital, 4 January 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 16 January 1917; rejoined unit, 7 February 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 11 February 1917 (influenza and laryngitis); transferred to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 11 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 24 February 1917.

Field General Court Martial, 19 May 1917: charge: While on Active Service absent without leave from 1600, 9 May 1917, till 2130, 14 May 1917: pleaded Not Guilty. Found Guilty: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Field General Court Martial, Devonshire Lines, France, 19 October 1917: Charge: While on Active Service deserting His Majesty's Service in that he was absent without leave, 7 pm, 3 October 1917, to 10 am, 7 October 1917, his Regiment at the time being in the 'Front Line'. Found guilty: awarded 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour. 'Court recommended the accused to mercy on account of his long services & excellent record'. Sentence suspended.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 18 June 1918 (influenza); transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 June 1918; to 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques, 23 June 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 28 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 2 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 July 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 31 July 1918.

Embarked from Taranto, Italy, for return to Australia, 8 October 1918;
Date of death22 September 1973
Place of burialLilydale Cemetery, Tasmania

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