CHALMERS, David Aitcheson
(Service number 57475)

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Date 11 September 1888 Place of Birth Milton, NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Downs
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Jane CHALMERS (mother), Palmerston, Otago
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 December 1961 Age 73 years
Place of Death Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Palmerston Cemetery, Otago
Memorial Reference Block 9, Plots 7 & 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

David Aitcheson Chalmers was the son of Jane Chalmers. When he enlisted he was a ploughman at Waihao Downs. He married Iris Matheson Lindsay Chirnside in 1926.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 May 2019]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 May 2019]; Palmerston Cemetery headstone transcription; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 9 May 1917 (Papers Past) [29 April 2018]

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