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Wesley Paul CHOAT

Regimental number68
Place of birthCherry Gardens, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressFrancis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Mary Choat, Francis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
Date: 29 April 1920

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 66 Pte Archibald Percy CHOAT, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 67 Pte Raymond Hadden CHOAT, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 January 1976
Age at death81
Place of burialMitcham (Old) cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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