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John Chats VEST

Regimental number196
Place of birthBradford, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address7 Johnstone Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 2"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Vest, 7 Johnstone Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRifle Club (Leichhardt)
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentN/A
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Stated to be John Chaston Vest on Nominal Roll.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth VEST
Discharge date6 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; disembarked 1 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 6 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 January 1931
Age at death58
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, VEST John Chats

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