CHASTEAUNEUF, William George

Service Number: 4138
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Peckham, London, England, 27 July 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Streatham Board School, England
Occupation: Pastry Cook
Died: Killed in Action, France, 7 August 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4138, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4138, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4138, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4138, 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Private W. G. Chasteauneuf, who was reported killed on August 7, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chasteauneuf, of Streatham, England. He came to Australia in June, 1914, and enlisted in 1915. He had been on active service only a few months when killed." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Sep 1895   Chasteauneuf William George Camberwell 1d 857


He was 21 and the son of Charles Horatio and Sarah Ann Chasteauneuf, of 32A, Kettering St., Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London.

He is remembered on the Streatham War Memorial (1914-1919) is located on the outside of St James, West Streatham church, grouping those that have fallen by the road names in Furzedown.


His brother fell whilst serving with British forces-he was Private Edward Horatio Bull Chasteauneuf-aged 24- Service Number 15845-12th Bn. East Surrey Regiment- Died 01/08/1917