Clement Lamothe CHAUNCY


CHAUNCY, Clement Lamothe

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Warwick Farm, NSW
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia, 3 April 1893
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Crown St. Public School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Died of wounds, France, 2 April 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Plot II, Row D, Grave 42
Memorials: Yeoval NSW Solicitors in WWI Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 56th Infantry Battalion, Warwick Farm, NSW
7 Oct 1916: Involvement 56th Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Embarked 56th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
27 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 56th Infantry Battalion
2 Apr 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 56th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clement Lamothe CHAUNCY was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales on 3rd April, 1893

His parents were Frederick Lamothe CHAUNCY and Martha Lucy GIBB who married in Cootamundra in 1888

He enlisted in Warwick Farm, Sydney on 17th August, 1915 and embarked as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 56th Infantry Battalion, 6th reinforcements from Sydney on the HMAT Ceramic on 7th October, 1916

He died of wounds at the 5th Field Ambulance in France on 2nd April, 1917 and is buried in the Pozieres British Cemetery - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

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