William James Arthur CHEESLEY


CHEESLEY, William James Arthur

Service Number: 1722
Enlisted: 26 January 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Kennington, London, England, 1877
Home Town: Wardell, Ballina, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Cook
Died: Died of wounds, France, 16 May 1918
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot II, Row B, Grave 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1722, 15th Infantry Battalion
8 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1722, 15th Infantry Battalion
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1722, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
9 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Enlisted under alias of William BAILEY

William James Arthur CHEESLEY was born in Kennington, London, England in 1877

His parents were William John CHEESLEY & Emily Lydia BAILEY

He married Selina A DAVIS in England in 1913 (registered in Pancras, London) - two children, Mary Selina and Edgar Charles