Albert Ernest Chinnock

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Ernest
Last Name: 
Chinnock
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, January 28, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Ellen nee Hurry
Father's Name: 
William Chinnock
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 22, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper/Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper/Private
Unit: 
6th Light Horse
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 20, 1952
Place of Death: 
Wollongong
Details: 

Trooper (or Private) Albert Ernest Chinnock - service #2018 - was born in Figtree and was a miner before he enlisted in the AIF. He embarked on the HMAT A62 Wandilla on 3rd February, 1916, with the 6th Light Horse - 14th reinforcements . He served in both Egypt and Palestine, and attended machine gun school.  He received a gun shot wound to his right thigh while fighting at Jerico on 11th May, 1918, & was admitted to #14 Australian General Hospital. A few months later, in September, he contracted malaria. He returned to Australia in 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 26th September, 1919. In 1929 he married Valda Irvine.  He died in Wollongong on 20th September, 1952.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; CHINNOCK A E; Albert Ernest

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