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Hurtle William CHESSON

Regimental number918
Place of birthKoolunga, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.25"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Chesson, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, Adelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1434 Pte Stanley Mitchell CHESSON, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 3 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHESSON Hurtle William

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