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Archibald Percy CHOAT

Regimental number66
Place of birthCherry Gardens, South Australia
SchoolGoodwood Public School, South Australia
Other training'He was a born mechanic.' (family comment)
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressFrancis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.25"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Choat, Francis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 47), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Goodwood Public School Roll of Honor. Photo: Peter Dennis. Commemorated in Mitcham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: Joseph and Alice CHOAT, Francis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 67 Pte Raymond Hadden CHOAT, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 68 Pte Wesley Paul CHOAT MM, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend F.G. Ward, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHOAT Archibald Percy
Red Cross file 730210

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