|Place of birth||London, England|
|True Name||CHEESLEY, William James|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wardell, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||36.3|
|Next of kin||J Joyce, Wardell, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Lismore, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||Crouy British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 19), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Father: W.J. CHEESLEY, 63 Bingfield Street, Caledonian Road, London N1, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.
Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 8 August 1915 (sprained ankle); transferred to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 11 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Taken on strength, 4th Machine Gun Company, Serapeum, 9 March 1916.
Found guilty, 24 March 1916, of drunkenness: fined 5/-.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.
On leave to England, 26 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 8 October 1917.
Unit designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn.
Wounded in action, 12 May 1918 (fractured skull, shell wounds both feet, left thigh), and admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 16 May 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAILEY William|