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Choat, Frank (1888–1940)

Mr. Frank Choat, formerly of Mount Barker, who lost his life in torpedoing of the child evacuee ship City of Benares, had been abroard since 1918. He was one of five brothers who fought in the last war. He was the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Choat of Mount Barker. While serving with the 9th Battalion at Gallipoli he was severely wounded in both legs. After returning to Mount Barker for three years he took up poultry farming in England. Mr Choat, who was 52, was born at Mount Barker Springs, and as a boy went to Western Australia. From Queensland about 1910 he took a consignment of horses to India. He enlisted in Queensland. He married in England in 1918 Miss Gilberton. Their children, who were saved with their mother, were Rachel (20) Peter (18) and Russel (16). Messrs. Percy and Ken Choat, of Littlehampton, are brothers, and Miss Olive Choat and Mrs. C. Renshaw of Parkside and Mrs. Mogg of Murray Bridge, are sisters.

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'Choat, Frank (1888–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/choat-frank-13852/text24714, accessed 25 September 2017.

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