|Place of birth||Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||20 Hughes Street, Unley, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah Chesney, Largy House, Port Glennone, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Field Ambulance|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/54/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Australian General Hospital|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 31 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.
Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 25 December 1916 ; discharged to duty, 29 December 1916. Admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 23 June 1917 (varicose veins); transferred to England, 25 June 1917, and admitted to Southwark Military Hospital; to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 11 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 14 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 August 1917. Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 4 September 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 8 October 1917; marched in to 3rd Division Headquarters, 23 October 1917.
Proceeded to Australian General Base Depot, Havre (unfit), 25 July 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 4 August 1918. Admitted to No 2 AGH, 1 October 1918 (poisoned thumb); discharged to duty, 4 October 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 13 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 28 October 1918.Admitted to No 2 AGH, 14 December 1918 (no details recorded); discharged to duty, 28 December 1918.
Attached for duty to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 April 1919; detachment ended, marched in to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 July 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ajana', 19 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1919; discharged, 5 December 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CHESNEY John|