Wesley Paul Choat

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First name: Wesley

Middle name: Paul

Last name: Choat

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Private Wesley Choat enlisted with his brothers Archibald and Raymond Choat on the same day in 1915 in Adelaide. Wesley Choat trained in Egypt and went to France in 1916. Raymond and Archibald were killed in action 20 July 1916 at Fromelles and Wesley was taken prisoner on the same day. He was a prisoner of war until Oct. 1917 when he escaped and walked out through Holland, taking 5 weeks to reach England. He returned to Australia in February 1918

Wesley Paul Choat's Stories

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Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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