Service Number: 2129
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mansfield, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: State School; Stott and Hoares Business College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, Somme Sector, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Meredith State School No 1420 Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2129, Enlisted at Melbourne
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2129, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2129, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
29 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, Promoted at Serapeum
29 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, In the field
25 Jul 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 2129, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Name on Attestation Paper appears as John Chenery

Son of Alfred George (died 1905) and Martha Burt Chenery of 12 Emilton Avenue, St Kilda, Vic.; brother of Alfred George Chenery DCM who returned to Australia having served with the 59th Battalion and Aarthur Burt Chenery

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