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Regimental number3219
Date of birth--/03/1896
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
AddressBerowra Road, Galston, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, F Chadwick, Winterdyne, Dunmore Street, Bexley, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 55th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 March 1917


Unit: 55th Battalion
Promotion date: 7 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'At PETILLON on 29th/20th July, 1916, Private CHADWICK displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, in that he took charge of a party and kept up the supply of ammunition and bombs to the front line. To do this he crossed "NO MAN'S LAND" several times under heavy fire. Our position on the left would have been jeopardised if it had not been for the prompt assistance given by Private CHADWICK and Private PERKINS. He also, at great personal risk, assisted Lieutenant DENSON, who was severely wounded with a message and was wounded by shrapnel breaking both arms. Before going to the Dressing Station he reported back to the sender of the message that it had been delivered. His bravery calls for special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 14 December 1916

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid. He led his platoon through heavy trench mortar and machine gun fire to the objective, and accounted for the whole of an enemy machine gun crew, bringing the gun back himself. He set a fine example of courage and determination to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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