Frederick Wilfred Chard
Chard, Lance-Corporal Frederick Wilfred no.6478.
1st Battalion 21st Reinforcements Forrester Street, Moorfields [i.e. Kingsgrove].
Born 17/9/1896 at Canterbury, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Chard.
Enlisted 16/5/1916 at Sydney, aged 21.
Next of kin: mother, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Chard, Forester Street, Canterbury, NSW.
Serving in the 39th Infantry. (Enlisted with the Clifford brothers of Campsie) Embarked from Sydney 7/10/1916 per HMAT A40 Ceramic.
Casualty List SMH 12/6/1917 Wounded Still abroad in October 1919.
Married Margaret Mary Maud Corby 20/8/1921 at St John Baptist’s Church, Ashfield.
Died 6/6/1970 at Dunbogan NSW Monument, South Belmore Public School.
Private Lindsay Harold Charlesworth All Australia Memorial (Mitchell Library).
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1810512/ [accessed 16/09/2016]
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Every name is linked to an editable version of the individual’s biography copied from the Canterbury’s Boys book. These editable biographical files have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002