Charles Frederick CHANDLER


CHANDLER, Charles Frederick

Service Number: 1521
Enlisted: 23 November 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beckenham, Kent, England, 1890
Home Town: Broome, Broome, Western Australia
Schooling: Wellingborugh Grammar School, Northampshire, England
Occupation: Pearler
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 61 Headstone inscription reads:Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1521, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1521, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1521, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 23 years

Son of Arthur and Louisa Chandler of Barnmead Road, Beckenham, Kent, England

Headstone inscription may be from a WW1 poem and a close translation would be: how sweet and honourable it is to die for one's country

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served with the London Territorials and the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry

He had been employed as a draper prior to coming to Australia