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Kenneth CHOAT

Regimental number4168
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address75 Wittenoom Street, Boulder City, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Choat, Mount Barker, South Australia
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 27 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Non Commissioned Officer has during period 22nd September 1917 to 24th February 1918 done excellent work as a Battalion runner and when engaged in active operations with his Battalion, his unfailing courage and coolness has enabled communications to be kept between Battalion Headquarters and Companies also with Brigade Headquarters at all times. He was ever cheerful and willing and has shown great devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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