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James Ignatius CHADWICK

Regimental number8754
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address332 Victoria Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Richard Chadwick, 332 Victoria Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Zonnebeke on 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 13 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 4th October, 1917, word was brought in that four severely wounded men had been lying out in No Man's Land, east of ZONNEBEKE, since the previous afternoon. A heavy German barrage both of H.E. and machine gun, was laid down on this area. Volunteers were called for, and Private CHADWICK went forward dressed the wounded in the open, and succeeded in getting the men safely under cover and back to the lines. He showed extraordinary tenacity of purpose and disregard of pain, as he had been covered with painful boils for several days was feverish and had been placed off duty twice by the Medical Officer. In spite of this he persisted in carrying on as long as there was work to be done.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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