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Cecil George CHENEY

Regimental number1036
Place of birthMarrickville New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBourke Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Arthur Cheney, Bourke Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4073
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Alfred [sic] Herbert CHENEY (d. 22 May 1940, aged 74; bu. Wollongong General Cemetery, New South Wales)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Inscription on cemetery headstone reads: 'An Anzac'.
Date of death10 January 1923
Age at death29
Place of burialWollongong General Cemetery, New South Wales

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