Eric Leslie CHAUNCEY

Regimental number566
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs C.J. Chauncey, Colinroobie, Narrandera, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Forty-One on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 25 December 1918
Discharge date15 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, Anzac Cove, 12 June 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty from 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 16 June 1915; rejoined Regiment, Anzac Cove, 19 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 11 July 1915 (bullet wound, right buttock and left foot: slight); admitted to Tigne Hospital, Malta, 18 July 1915; transferred to All Saints' Hospital, Malta, 11 August 1915; to Egypt, 8 September 1915; marched into Overseas Base, Alexandria, 16 September 1915.

Rejoined Regiment for duty, Anzac Cove, 13 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 23 December 1915.

Transferred to Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, 23 July 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 21 August 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lt, 22 June 1918.

Marched into 110 Wing, RAF, 27 August 1918.

Seconded to 1st Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 11 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Nestor', 25 December 1918; appointment terminated (discharged), 15 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation roll as Coon Roobie, Narrandera; Attestation Form lost: no details on height, weight available.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHAUNCEY Eric Leslie