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Raymond Hadden Choat (1892–1916)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Choat, of Francis street, Clarence Park, have been informed that their eldest son, Raymond Hadden Choat, who was previously reported missing, was killed in action on July 20, 1916. He received his education at the Goodwood and Sturt-street public schools, and when he enlisted he was completing a course of study at the Adelaide University for accountancy and the diploma of commerce. His one aim was to excel. When he went into camp in July, 1915, he was in the Railway Controller's office. He was deeply attached to his home and the welfare of his young brothers. He was of a very retiring disposition, but his friends knew his sterling worth. He was 24 years of age. His brother, Wesley Choat, was taken prisoner on the same day as himself, and another brother, Archie Choat, made the supreme sacrifice, as did his dear friend, Gordon Crossman.

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'Choat, Raymond Hadden (1892–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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Clarence Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


20 July, 1916 (aged ~ 24)

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.

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