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Regimental number3784
Place of birthEdithburg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEdithburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles William Chandler, Edithburg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 67 days in the 27th Bn [pre-embarkation]; discharged as medically unfit: 'Not likely to become an efficient soldier'.
Enlistment date8 August 1916
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Betty CHANDLER
Discharge date4 June 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 September 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 25 October 1916 (bad leg); discharged from ship's hospital, 31 October 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 1 November 1916 (synovitis); date of discharge not recorded; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 November 1916.

Admitted to Military hospital, Devonport, 14 November 1916 (synovitis, left knee); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit: oedema of left leg), Adelaide, 4 June 1917.

War service: 301 days (of which 204 days were abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death15 May 1932
Age at death45
Place of burialStansbury Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHANDLER Albert

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