Albert Edgar Chuck

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Albert Edgar Chuck
Personal Information
Date of Birth 29 Jun 1890
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 14 Nov 1977
Place of Death Mandurah, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 27 years old
Description 5'10½" (1.79m) tall ; 162 lbs
73.482 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Church of England
Address Mundijong, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Louisa Chuck
Military Information
Reg Number 3931
Date of Enlistment 12 Sep 1917
Rank Private
Unit/Formation Australian 1917 Reinforcements transferred to 15th Camel Corps Reinforcement / Australian Mounted Division
Date of Embarkation 9 Nov 1917 ‒ 10 Dec 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A73 Commonwealth
Date of Return 24 Jul 1919 ‒ 17 Aug 1919
Ship Returned On SS Dongala
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Mundijong School Roll of Honour
Mundijong Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry - 1916 Bush Landing Jarrahdale.

War Service

Only partial records exist for Albert's time in the AIF.

A month after entering camp, Albert was allocated to the Camel Corps reinforcements and he travelled with them to Port Suez where on 11 Dec 1917 he entered the Australian Base Depot.

It appears that he was allocated to the 15th Light Horse Regiment as a result of the reorganisation of forces in the Middle East on 1 Jul 1918 but his records tell us nothing of what he was doing before then.

On 26 Oct 1918 Albert was admitted to hospital with Influenza, and received treatment until 7 Dec 1918. Returning to his unit he was briefly made an acting Corporal until he again was hospitalised on 22 Feb 1919.

Between 8 Mar 1919 and 18 Apr 1919 Albert was a patient at the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia, Cairo.

He was able to rejoin his unit on 22 Apr 1919 and remained with them until he was sent back to Australia. Discharged at 5th Military District on 9 Sep 1919.

Post War

In 1920 Albert married Alice Victoria James. Alice died aged 90 on 24 Aug 1970 in East Perth. No children yet discovered.

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1931 a teamster back in the bush at Jarrahdale; 1936 a faller at Mornington Mills; 1937 a labourer at 37 Ellen street Fremantle; 1943- 1972 a soldier at 52 Nelson crescent, East Perth. Albert moved to Mandurah shortly before his death in 1977.

Albert didn't bother to change his employment listing after WW2, when he served from 11 Jul 1940 till 7 Nov 1946 as a Sgt at the Marrinup POW Camp. (Citizens Military Force Reg No. W 242663).


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