Cecil Alwyn CHEADLE


CHEADLE, Cecil Alwyn

Service Number: 3612
Enlisted: 11 July 1917, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Barraba, New South Wales, 1894
Home Town: Inverell, Inverell, New South Wales
Schooling: Inverell District School
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Exploding shell, France, 21 July 1918
Cemetery: St Pierre Cemetery
Plot XIV, Row A, Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barraba War Memorial, Inverell & District Memorial Olympic Pool WW1 Honour Roll, Inverell Intermediate High School Roll of Honour, Inverell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3612, 56th Infantry Battalion, Sydney
31 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3612, 56th Infantry Battalion
31 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3612, 56th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
21 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3612, 56th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Cecil Alwyn CHEADLE was born in Barraba, New South Wales in 1894

His parents were Charles CHEADLE & Elizabeth Jane WHITE who married in NSW in 1893

He enlisted in Sydney on 11th July, 1917 and embarked with the 56th Infantry Battalion, 10th reinforcements from Sydney on 31st October, 1917

He was wounded in the neck by an exploding shell and died from his wounds on 21st July, 1918 & is buried in the St Pierre Cemetery at Amiens, France

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and on the Cenotaph & Honour Roll in Inverell


His brother Reginald Charles CHEADLE (SN 1587) served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919 & also enlisted in WW2 (SN N 237461) with the Volunteer Defence Force - he died in 1948