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Henry George CHAUVEL

Date of birth16 April 1865
OccupationSoldier
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinc/o Mr T Trumble Barracks, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date11 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentColonel
Unit name1st Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/1/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollL/GEN
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Major General


Unit: Desert Mounted Corps
Promotion date: 6 December 1915

Temporary Lieutenant General


Promotion date: 2 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917)

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath


Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12 (27 January 1916). Awarded eight further MIDs; promulgated as follows:(1) 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916); (2) 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No. 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916); (3) 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29763 (22 September 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184 (14 December 1916); (4) 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917); (5) 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917); (6) 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30480 (16 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918); (7) 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919); 'London Gazette' No. 30492 (25 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 96 (11 November 1920).

FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Medals

Order of the Nile, 3rd Class


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Order of the Nile, 2nd Class


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

KCB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

GCMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

GCMG (Second Class)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

Medals: Order of the Nile, 3rd Class, Order of the Nile, 2nd Class, Croix de Guerre (France), KCB, GCMG, GCMG (Second Class), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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