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Private 606

1st Battalion

West Bromwich

Mr. J G Chillingworth of Handsworth, Birmingham

Sydney, New South Wales 31/8/1914

21 years 10 months, 5'6", 10 stone, blue eyes and fair hair

Church of England

Clerical worker

He was killed in action in France on 18/8/1916

He has his name on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

His family gave Leongatha, Victoria as his place to be remembered

18/10/14 He embarked Sydney on the Afric
5/4/15 He embarked Alexandria to go to Gallipoli
12/9/15 He was in hospital in Mudros with diarrhoea
20/11/15 He was discharged to his unit after convalescing
21/11/15 He returned to Gallipoli
1/1/16 He disembarked Alexandria
22/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
28/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
15/8/16 He is at a school of instruction for engineers
18/8/16 He rejoined his unit and was killed in action
. In June 1918 a Miss price of Abbotsford wrote to the army stating that she is his cousin and nearest relative and that she should receive his effects. They have no address for his father.

The Public Trustees of NSW wrote asking for a death certificate so they can deal with his will. They asked for any details of next of kin.
In 1932 Howard asked for a photograph of his brother's grave.
Medals were sent to his father

The Chillingworth Family
Dennis came to Australia at the age of 18
He 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.

Howard Chillingsworth soldier 275 was a farmer. He enlisted on 28/8/1914 in Sydney



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