Allan Wyecliffe Cheney

First Name: 
Allen
Middle Name: 
Wyecliffe
Last Name: 
Cheney
Alternate Spelling: 
Allen
Mother's Name: 
Mary Ann nee Auckland
Father's Name: 
Alfred Cheney
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
7th Field Company Engineers
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, October 7, 1950
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Allan Cheney was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1891.

At enlistment Allan was single, 24 years old and worked as a plumber. He enlisted only a few months after his brother Cecil.  Allan had served 2 years in the Senior Cadets.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A23 Suffolk with 7th Field Company Engineers, on 30th November 1915.  The troops arrived in Egypt and Allan was joined by Cecil, both serving with 7th Field Engineers.

Allan was sent to France, arriving on 19th March 1916 and saw service on the Western Front.

On 15th August 1916 he was wounded in action and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a gun shot wound to his left arm.  He returned to his unit on 27th February 1917 but was admitted to hospital sick and returned to Australia in July 1917 due to sickness.

Allan was discharged medically unfit on 27th October 1917 due to arthritis.

In 1920 he married Maud Atkin and they had one child.

Allan died in Sydney in 1950.

Allen and his brother Cecil had very similar experiences. They enlisted served and were discharged at close times and both received similar wounds.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CHENEY A W

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