Name Leonard Chillingsworth
Number Gunner 1182
Battalion 6th Battery Field Artillery
Place of Birth West Bromich
Next of Kin Mr. J G Chillingsworth at a dairy in Five Dock Sydney
Date and place of enlistment Mt Eccles 17/8/1914
Physical details on enlistment Age 24, 5’ 5”, 11 stone, blue eyes and light brown hair
Religion Church of England
Date and place of death
He was killed in action at Cape Helles Gallipoli on 11/7/1915
Location of grave or memorial
He was buried at Gully Beach Cape Helles but has no known grave he is on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey.
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He lived and worked the Mt Eccles area
The Chillingsworth Family
Leonard Chillingsworth had two brothers in the AIF and all three went to Gallipoli in the first contingent. Dennis was killed in action in France and Howard went through the whole campaign and was decorated for gallantry in the field. Dennis is listed as being from Leongatha. Three other brothers served in the English forces and one was killed in action. He was Ernest who was in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and was killed on 17/8/17 and is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery.
Therefore three sons out of six died as a result of this war.
- 17/8/1914 He enlisted in Mt Eccles
- He had been in a territorial artillery brigade in England
- 20/10/14 Embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Shropshire
- 11/7/15 He was killed in action at Cape Helles
- 12/7/15 He was buried in Gully Beach Cape Helles, the markers were removed
Leonard is on the Lone Pine memorial, as he has no known grave.