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Regimental number3728
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCanister maker
Address'Roughley', Grey Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M O Chestham, 'Roughley', Grey Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery (Plot 11, Grave No. 24), Woronora, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Abraham and Sarah CHEETHAM; husband of Mrs E. CHEETHAM
Discharge date10 September 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6965 Pte Arthur Reginald CHEETHAM, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 18 December 1918.
Other details

Failed to re-embark at Fremantle, 18 January 1916.

Embarked Fremantle for Melbourne on board HT 'Nestor', 5 March 1916; arrived Melbourne, 13 March 1916.

Medical Board report, Randwick, 11 April 1916: Board finds that disability is permanent as regards Military service and estimates incapacity as total.'

Discharged (medically unfit: phthisis), Sydney, 10 September 1916.

Medals: not eligible for war medals.
Miscellaneous detailsGiven name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Robert.
Date of death14 February 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHEETHAM Rubert

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