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Date of birth20 November 1878
Place of birthLittle River, Victoria
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressLittle River, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinBrother, Robert B Chirnside, Little River, Victoria
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameDermatological Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/69/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 22 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: AMC
Promotion date: 1 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while attending to wounded men under heavy shell and machine gun fire. During the retirement of the rear-guard squadron he attended to the wounded while the enemy were firing at a distance of 300 yards. He showed great devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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