Previous Service – 3 Years – 14th Battery , Australian Field Artillery

17/08/1914- Enlisted at Blackboy Hill Camp, WA- there is no record of CHESTER’s service placements until he departed for Egypt
02/11/1914- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Medic ” bound for Egypt
26/11/1914- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
04/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsular- found no record to confirm CHESTER’s movements until back in Egypt
23/02/1916- Mustered as Gunner at Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
23/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
29/03/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
08/05/1916- Admitted 2nd Australian General Hospital CamiersFrance ex 1st Field Ambulance, then transferred to 9th Stationary Hospital Havre France
28/06/1916- Transferred to No. 10 Convalescent Camp Havre then to 18th General Hospital Camiers France
01/07/1916- To 1st Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France
17/07/1916- Admitted 23rd Dressing Station France ( Pyrexia )
03/08/1916- Rejoined 3rd Field Artillery Battery in the field France ex Hospital
19/10/1916- Mustered as Driver in the field France
30/06/1917- Discharged from 18th General Hospital Camiers to Base Depot
19/08/1917- Admitted 15th Corps Dressing Station France ex 92nd Field Ambulance ( Placed Under Observation )
30/08/1917- Rejoined Unit ex Hospital
15/10/1917- Granted Leave England
25/10/1917- Admitted 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital Bulford England (whilst on Leave )
29/12/1917- To Convalescent Training Depot Parkhouse England
11/01/1918- To No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England
27/02/1918- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill England
07/03/1918- To Military Hospital Sutton Veny
16/03/1918- Discharged to OTB Longbridge Deverill
22/03/1918- To RBAA Heytesbury England
12/06/1918- Proceeded Overseas to Australian General Base Depot France -3rd Army Brigade Australian Field Artillery ex Southampton ex Heytesbury England
24/09/1918- Embarked Taranto ex ” Kasir-a-Hind” for Return to Australia
14/11/1918- Disembarked Fremantle, WA
13/01/1919- Discharged from Service.

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star- Medal No. 1018

British War Medal – No. 108

Victory Medal – No. 107.