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

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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