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James Henry Choat (1881–1916)

Mr. and Mrs. F. Choat, of Mount Barker, have been officially advised of the death of their son, Private James Henry Choat, who left with the 27th Battalion in January, 1916. Private Choat received training in Egypt before going to France. In October his parents received word from his company-sergeant that he had been missing since August 4, 1916. Private Choat was the second of five sons who answered the call. Three of his brothers have returned invalided, and the fourth, Private Ken Choat, is still on active service. Private Choat was 36 years of age, and was born in Adelaide, but had resided in Mount Barker from infancy. He was educated at the Mount Barker Springs School, and worked for Mrs. H. Rundle, whose farm he subsequently leased. He had many friends.

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'Choat, James Henry (1881–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


4 August, 1916 (aged ~ 35)
Pozieres, France

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service