Sydney Howard CHANCE

CHANCE, Sydney Howard

Service Number: 3659
Enlisted: 2 November 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 16 December 1892
Home Town: Appila, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draftsman
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 19 September 1965, aged 72 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3659
10 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3659, 6th Pioneer Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3659, 8th Pioneer Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3659, 6th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
10 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3659, 8th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Rootsweb ID: I331097 Birth Record: 16 Dec 1892 in Adelaide, South Australia

Mother Mrs Lois Chance, Appila-Yarrowie, South Australia

Previous service:
2 years Vountary Cadets72days  AIF
124 days Instructional Staff

Described on enlisting as 23yrs old; single; 5' 11" tall; 139lbs; dark complexion;
blue eyes; black hair; Church of England

2/11/1916     enlisted in Adelaide, SA

3/11/1916     appointed to D Company, 2nd Depot Battalion, Mitcham Camp

11/1/1917     9/5 Pioneers

10/2/1917     embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee
                    as a Private in 5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
2/5/1917       disembarked into Devonport, England

2/5/1917       marched in to Pioneer Training Battalion, Fovant
                    to be acting Lance Corporal

3/6/1917       detached for duty with 15th Training Battalion, Fovant

11/7/1917     transferred to 5th Field Company Engineers details
                    appointed acting Corp

31/10/1917    proceeded overseas to France

11/8/1918      Sapper - wounded in action
15/8/1918      invalided to UK wounded, ex France
17/8/1918      admitted to Military Hospital, England

Sapper in 5th Field Company Engineers

31/3/1919     returned to Australia onboard Khyber
9/5/1919       disembarked into Adelaide, SA

26/7/1919     discharged from service in Adelaide, SA

Medals           British War medal (19621), Victory medal (19274)


Service number 1982 - Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force

Described on enlisting as 27yrs 6mths; single

17/5/1920     medical at Keswick, SA
                    appointed to N & M E Force, Sydney, NSW
19/5/1920     re-enlisted in Melbourne, VIC

22/5/1920     embarked onboard Marsima at Sydney, NSW
31/5/1920     arrived at Rabaul and taken on strength of Garrison

1/7/1920       Honorary CSM
                    to be temporary 2nd Lieutenant

1920             married Hannah Mary Annand - Yule Island, Papua New Guinea

4/8/1921       returning to Australia per Matraram - ex Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
7/9/1921        disembarked into Adelaide, South Australia


15/8/1943      Hannah passed away, 15 Perrott St, Paddington QLD
                     "beloved wife of S. H. Chance, late magistrate, of Papua, and loving
                      mother of Lois and Alister, beloved only daughter of the late George
                      Annand, and Mrs. Ettie Annand, of 32 John Street, Lismore, N.S.W.,
                      fond sister of Major G. A. (Alick) Annand, of Melbourne."

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan 4/5/2016.  Lest we forget.