|Place of birth||Clarence Park, South Australia|
|School||Goodwood Public School, South Australia|
|Address||Francis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Alice Mary Choat, Francis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|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 Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 5A), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Goodwood Public School Roll of Honor. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Joseph and Alice CHOAT, Francis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia. Native of Adelaide|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 66 Pte Archibald Percy CHOAT, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 68 Pte Wesley Paul CHOAT MM, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 11 January 1916 (gun shot wound, leg, slight); transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 13 January 1916; discharged to duty, 20 January 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, Ismailia, 21 January 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held at Ferdan, 11 January 1916, pronounced wounding as accidental and self-inflicted; proceedings confirmed by General Officer Commanding, 8th Brigade, 22 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 730212, 2321 W.J. De Boar, 32nd Bn, 23 May 1917: 'This man was killed on No-Man's Land in the Fromelles attack on July 19th 1916. I saw him brought in, his breast was torn open and a piece of shell had penetrated the heart. I was at his burial on 20.7.16 at Military Cemetery Nr. Sailly Farm. Fleurbaix.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CHOAT Raymond Hadden
Red Cross file 730212