Background : Son of Arthur and Adale Chick; husband of Nellie Kathleen Chick, of Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. Blue eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : scar right side of throat. No previous military experience.
01/08/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
23/09/1940 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria to 2/23 Training Battalion Albury, New South Wales.
14/11/1940 Transferred to Engineering Training Depot Darley Camp, Victoria.
14/11/1940 Transferred from 2/23 Training Battalion Albury, New South Wales to Engineering Training Depot Seymour, Victoria.
14/01/1941 Graded Draftsman Group I Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
14/01/1941 Posted to 2nd Reinforcements Headquarters Corps Troops Engineers.
16/04/1941 Promoted to acting Corporal.
28/04/1941 Transferred to 2/1 Corps Field Survey (4 Reinforcements).
28/04/1941 Graded Draftsman Group I (substantine).
28/04/1941 Transferred from 2nd Reinforcements Headquarters Corps Troops to Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
01/09/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.T. H.H.
25/09/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
27/09/1941 Revised to sapper.
30/09/1941 Promoted to acting Corporal.
15/12/1941 Marched out to 2/1 Survey Company Corps Middle East.
17/12/1941 Taken on strength from Engineering Training Depot Australian Imperial Forces.
28/01/1942 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
28/01/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
28/01/1942 Reverted to Private.
29/01/1942 Graded Group 1 Draftsman.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Previously reported missing in action now believed prisoner of war.
11/04/1945 Died of illness (tropical ulcers) whilst prisoner of war on or after 01/08/1943.
??/12/1945 Exhumed from Apalon P.O.W. Cemetery and reburied in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery by 34 Australian War Graves Unit.