Henry Thomas Chaffey

First Name: 
Henry
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Chaffey
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, July 9, 1887
Mother's Name: 
Ann Chaffey
Father's Name: 
Thomas Chaffey
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 17, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Company: 
F
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 27, 1941
Place of Death: 
Bargo, N.S.W.
Details: 

Henry Thomas Chaffey (Service No 603), was born in Essex, England and came to Australia in late 1912.

He had served with the Royal Navy from 9th July 1903 until 9th November 1907.

At enlistment, Henry was 27 years old, single, worked as a labourer and lived in Kiama, N.S.W. He embarked on HMAT A23 Suffolk with the 2nd Battalion, F Company, on 18th October 1914, as part of the first contingent. Henry disembarked in Egypt in December 1914, and landed at Gallipoli, Turkey, on 25th April 1914.

On 4th May 1915, he was wounded in action and evacuated to England for treatment of a serious gun shot wound to his left leg and side. Henry finally caught up with his unit in France, on 11th August 1916. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 26th October 1916.

On 4th May 1917, Henry was wounded a second time and treated for shrapnel wounds to his legs. He was wounded a third time on 14th October 1917, and was again evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of gun shot wounds to his left leg and right thigh. Henry returned to duty in France on 12th March 1918, and was promoted to Corporal on 30th August 1918.

In October 1918, Henry returned to Australia for Special 1914 Leave. He was discharged on 24th February 1919.

On 22nd October 1919, Henry married Florence Brown in Goulburn, N.S.W. The couple settled in Bargo, N.S.W., and raised 4 children.

Henry died suddenly at home in 1941, and is buried in Bargo Cemetery, Bargo, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CHAFFEY H T

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.