Herbert Chester CANHAM

CANHAM, Herbert Chester

Service Number: 6177
Enlisted: 22 October 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia, January 1890
Home Town: Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Superior Public School, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Carrier
Died: Pneumonia, Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 28 January 1917
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Plot 162
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, 6177, 22nd Infantry Battalion
22 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, 6177, 22nd Infantry Battalion
31 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 6177, 22nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Argyllshire embarkation_ship_number: A8 public_note: ''
31 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 6177, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Private Herbert Chester Canham was born at Kogarah, Sydney, NSW around 1890. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 12th October, 1916 & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 10th January, 1917. He was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 24th January, 1917 with pneumonia – seriously ill. Private Canham died at 1.30 am on 28th January, 1917. 

On the 31st of January, 1917 Pte Canham was buried with two other Australians at Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire, Ptes Adams & Canham

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