Joseph Edward CHANT

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CHANT, Joseph Edward

Service Number: 4494
Enlisted: 27 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: St Marys, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: Eastwood, Ryde, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bushman/Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 17 July 1917
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Holsworthy, New South Wales
15 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4494, 1st Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Sydney
15 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4494, 1st Infantry Battalion
17 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 4494, 10th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography

"Private Joseph Chant, whose, death in action was recently recorded was the son of Mr. Charles Chant, who resided at St. Mary's for many years, removing to Epping some years ago. The deceased soldier who was, we understand, in his 20th year, enlisted from Epping some two years ago. He took part in much fighting leading up to the advance beyond Ypres, and proved his soldierly qualities in the fiery ordeal of war. We have only meagre details of Private Chant's death, but are sufficiently informed to know that he fell valiantly in the great cause he held dear, and in so falling has gained the hero's guerdon in the estimation of his compatriots, and we trust in the world beyond the grave." - from the Nepean Times 27 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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