Eric Cecil CHUTE


CHUTE, Eric Cecil

Service Number: 900
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1889
Home Town: Woollahra, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action - Killed during a charge at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial, Row C, Grave 95 Headstone inscription reads: Thy will be done
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 900, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 900, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 900, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
1 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, In the field.
17 Aug 1915: Involvement SN 900, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry George and Fanny Clara Chute of 'Lyminge', Waratah Street, Katoomba, NSW formerly of 1 Grafton Street,  Woollahra, NSW. Brother of Claud Henry Chute who was killed in action on 26 September 1917 while serving with the 31st Battalion

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

Prior to enlisted he was employed by Wunderlich Ltd Company of Sydney which specialised in metal work for shop fronts

Fellow soldiers described him as being 'awfully nice', 'light hearted' and had curly hair