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Frederick Herbert Pay CHOAT

Regimental number430
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWardsman
AddressMt Barker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 10"
Weight196 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Ann Chaot, Mt Barker, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 9 years in the Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces; 6 weeks in 2nd Infantry, Thursday Island (war station); AN&MEF (returned to Australia because of trouble caused by firemen on troopship; did not participate in capture of German New Guinea).
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Discharge date7 June 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1525 Pte Frank Clifford CHOAT, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 September 1916; 3057 Pte James Henry CHOAT, 27th Bn, killed in action, 4 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915; joined 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 23 August 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 24 October 1915 (myocarditis and oedinia); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 30 October 1915 (acute nephritis); transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Hospital, 3 December 1915; discharged to duty from A&NZ Convaescent Depot, Helouan, 8 January 1916.

Readmitted to hospital, 9 January 1916; rejoined 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 9 February 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 18 February 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 19 February 1916 (myocarditis); to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 9 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis and myocarditis), Brisbane, 7 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1938
Place of burialMt Barker Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHOAT Frederick Herbert Pay

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