Henry Charles Chaffer

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Chaffer, Private Henry Charles no.675.

1st Machine Gun Battalion 12th Reinforcements “Daphne Villa” Undercliffe Road, Undercliffe.


Born 1893, son of Frederick J. & Martha Chaffer

Enlisted 30/11/1916, aged 23.



Next of kin, father, FJ. Chaffer, “Daphne Villa” Undercliffe Road, Undercliffe.

Embarked from Sydney 9/5/1917 per HMAT A38 Ulysses.

Casualty list SMH 16/4/1918 Wounded (Gas).

Casualty list SMH 7/10/1918 Wounded.

Returned to Australia 23/7/1919.

Married Hannah B.L. Egerton-Anderson 1928.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2029380/ [accessed 16/09/2016].

Special acknowledgement

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