Kenneth CHADBURNE

Kenneth Chadburne Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Wallangarra
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
12-July-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
3994
Rank
Private
Unit
8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements
Embarked
21-November-1915
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
No
Honours and Awards
Mentioned in Despatches
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
2 April 1918
Place
Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
British Cemetery, Godewaersvelde, Belgium
Notes

Name on ROH: H. CHADBURN

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Kenneth Chadburne arrived in France with his unit in April 1916. In September he was Mentioned in Despatches for his actions at Ypres. In France in October 1917 he was accidently shot and evacuated to hospital in Oxford. He re-joined his unit in France in January 1918. In Belgium on 2 April 1918, during the German offensive in Flanders, he was wounded in action and admitted to the 11th Casualty Clearing Station where he died the same day.

 

Mentioned in Despatches citation: “For participation in a very successful raid on the enemy trenches on 30 September 1916.” (Awarded 6 October 1916)

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