Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
30/07/1915- Completed Medical Examination at Pinjarra, WA
5/08/1915- Appointed to No. 21 Depot Blackboy Hill, Wa as Private27/09/1915 – To 11th Battalion ” C ” Company No. 3 Training Battalion Helena Vale Camp, WA
28/10/1915 – To 11th Battalion 11th Reinforcements, WA
26/11/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt
2/03/1916 – Posted to 11th Battalion ” D ” Company in the field Habieta Egypt
29/03/1916 – Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Forces France
5/04/1916 – Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria by HMT ” Corsican ”
22-25/07/1916- Reported KILLED IN ACTION, Pozieres France
1914/15 Star – No. 4665
British War Medal – No. 22106
Victory Medal – No. 40759
Memorial Scroll & Plaque – No. 306671
” ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Supplied by Chris and Margaret Morrison on 27 April, 2016 ( Dick Chivers is their Great Uncle ).
Dick and his older Brother, Walter were part of a group of 6 – 8 local Templestowe, VIC men who re-located to the Collie/Lucknow area between 1901 and 1905 after recommendations from the George Sandilands , who had moved to the Collie area in 1890. The Chivers Brothers were involved in Athletics and Cricket ( Refer Collie Miner Newspaper ).
Dick Chivers was a member of the Collie Timber Co- op Society, also known as South West Timber Hewers Co-Op Society. He was part of this active Group that were successful in convincing the Education Department to build a School in Collie/Lucknow in 1906, to educate the Hewer’s children”.