|Place of birth||Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs F M Champion, Port Moresby, Papua|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Army Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/99/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Ambulance|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria for England, 28 May , 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Field Ambulance, 3 August 1916.
Admitted sick to hospital, 15 December 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 30 December 1916.
On leave to United Kingdom, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 9 October 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station,9 February 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, 20 February 1918.
Wounded in action, 25 August 1918 (gas); admitted to 48th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1918; transferred to Ambulance Train, 31 August 1918, and admitted to 41st Stationary Hospital, 1 September 1918 (mustard gas); discharged to unit, 9 September 1918; rejoined unit, 11 September 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 3 October 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 28 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 November 1918.
Found guilty, 13 December 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he used insulting language in the presence of an officer: reduced to the ranks.
Detached to 8th Bn for duty, 13 December 1918; rejoined 2nd Field Ambulance, 20 February 1919.
Marched out for repatriation with Quota 9, 9 March 1919; marched into Weymouth, 21 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Melbourne, 5 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
UNSW Canberra Academy Library Manuscript Collection:
Guide to the Papers of Willie Neville Majoribank Chester
Digitised Diary: 5 November 1915 to 22 December 1918