Leo MULLER-CHATEAU

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MULLER-CHATEAU, Leo

Service Number: 474
Enlisted: 29 August 1914
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 10 April 1892
Home Town: Brewarrina, Brewarrina, New South Wales
Schooling: Bendigo Central School No 1976, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Station Overseer
Died: Influenza, Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, England, 27 February 1919, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk, England
Earlham Road Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Memorials: Bendigo Central School Honor Roll, Richmond University of Western Sydney WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 474, 1st Light Horse Regiment
15 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1st Light Horse Regiment
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 474, 1st Light Horse Regiment
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 474, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
20 Jan 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 474, 1st Light Horse Regiment, MU due to deafness. Later joined the Royal Field Artillery...

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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

Died on this date - 27th February........Lieutenant Leo Muller-Chateau was was born at Williamstown, Victoria in 1892. He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 27th August, 1914 as a 22 year old Station Overseer from Brewarrina, NSW.

Private Leo Muller-Chateau was posted to 1st Light Horse Regiment & was admitted to 1st General Hospital on 28th May, 1915 with deafness. A Medical Report was completed & stated that Private Leo Muller-Chateau had been slightly deaf for years & had gotten worse on his trip to Egypt & very much worse while in Gallipoli. The Medical Board recommended a change to England for treatment. He was transferred to 1st Auxiliary Convalescent Depot at Heliopolis on 31st August, 1915 with deafness. Another Medical Report was completed on Private Muller-Chateau on 31st August, 1915 regarding his disability of Deafness which had originated between 10th May & 25th May 1915 (approximately) at Gallipoli. It was recommended that he be discharged as permanently unfit. Private Leo Muller-Chateau was eventually discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 20th January, 1916.

Leo Muller-Chateau obtained a Commission with the Royal Field Artillery. The London Gazette for 16th September, 1916 announced he was to be 2nd Lieutenant & on 19th July, 1918 was promoted to Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Leo Muller-Chateau died on 27th February, 1919 at Norwich War Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, England from Influenza. He was buried in Earlham Road Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk, England where 23 other WW1 Australians are buried.
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