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Horace Keen CHITTEM

Regimental number2820
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster mariner
AddressBattery Point, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Fewy, Ventmore, Margate, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 10 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1918, for onward travel by steamer to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), 20 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 September 1975
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHITTEM Horace Keen

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