Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
 2303 Private Cornelius Chandler Died of wounds 28 September 1915
….. died from shell wounds and shock
It is not known why Con Chandler’s name appears on the Bairnsdale Shire Honour Roll as no tie to the region can be found. We can only speculate that the 32 year old labourer who was born at Healesville was working in the area and well known in the local community as his name appears in the local roll of honour for several years. He enlisted on 3 February 1915 – the same day as Thomas Haylock so it may be that he knew him as they were a similar age, both in their early thirties. He landed at Gallipoli on 11 August with the 6 th  Battalion and died just over a month later at the 6 th  Field Ambulance on 28 September from shell wounds and shock. He is buried in Shrapnel Valley cemetery. We have been unable to locate a photograph of Private Cornelius Chandler, if you know of one, please make contact. Our group would appreciate your assistance.