CHEYNE, Lennox Nichol
(Service number 6/427)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 June 1892||Place of Birth||Bullendall, Central Otago|
|Date||14 August 1914||Age||22|
|Address at Enlistment||C/- Mr Jenkins, Church St, Timaru|
|Occupation||Motor Mechanic (for Mr Moore, Timaru)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Jane Cheyne (mother), C/- A. Pringle, Ashburton|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||25 April 1915||Age||23|
|Place of Death||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Notices||Otago Daily Times, Issue 16602, 27 January 1916, Page 5|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru, Name listed on mother's grave Anderson's Bay Cemetery.|
Son of Andrew Leslie (d.1909) and Jane Cheyne nee McShannon.
Lennox was one of nine children, including Gordon Cheyne (1894-1916, died at the Somme). Another brother, Phoenix Evans (Jim) died in Dunedin in 1914. All three boys are noted in Paperspast for speeding tickets. Lennox attended Dunedin Technical classes in 1908, listing occupation as plumber and was a paying student.
At enlistment he was working as a motor mechanic for a “Mr Moore” of Timaru. Lennox was killed during the Gallipolli landing but his body was never found. A court of enquiry reported him missing before confirming his death in January 1916.
Cenotaph Jan 2014; Paperspast http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ ; Births, Deaths & Marriages online www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz; Dunedin City Council Cemetery search, www.dunedin.govt.nz
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Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald; Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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