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Regimental number7282
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressSingleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Chilcott, Singleton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Place of enlistmentRutherfrd, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Discharge date2 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Durrington.

Transferred to 63rd Bn, Windmill Hill, 28 April 1917.

Found guilty, 5 July 1917, of being absent without leave in that he when warned for guard failed to appear: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 5 days' pay.

Found guilty, 30 July 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he when Bugler on guard failed to sound reveille at proper time: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 August 1917; taken on strength, 36th Bn, 1 September 1917.

Detached to 9th Machine Gun Company, 8 October 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 5 November 1917.

Found guilty, 3 November 1917, of being absent without leave from billet, 9 pm to 10.30 pm: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 7 days' pay.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 6 February 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 7 February 1918.

Detached to 3rd Machine Gun Bn, 22 March 1918; transferred to 3rd Machine Gun Bn, 15 April 1918.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 16 May 1918 (scabies); discharged to duty, 20 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 September 1918.

Admitted, while on leave, to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 28 September 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 5 November 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 39 days.

Found guilty, Bulford, 4 October 1918, of being in a cultivated area out of bounds to patients: awarded 72 hours' detention, and forfeited a total of 3 days' pay.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 23 November 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 10 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 15 February 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gonorrhoea), 2 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHILCOTT Jack

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