Alfred Edwin Chittock1

#32053, b. 4 June 1899, d. 1967

Individual's Timeline

Birth Reg4 June 1899Alfred Edwin Chittock1
Death Reg1967Alfred Edwin Chittock2

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Alfred's birth was registered in the quarter ended on 4 June 1899 in the Snapper Point registration district. Snapper Point is now known as Mornington.1
  • Death Reg: Alfred's death was registered in the quarter ended in 1967 in the Fitzroy registration district, aged 67. (His age calculates to 67 years).2

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Alfred was a radio dealer, a bank clerk, a fake bank robber, possibly a hospital orderly in the army, and in 1954, a mechanic.
Brushes with the LAW

£535 missing - Chittock Remanded to Camberwell. * Still walking with the aid of crutches Alfred Edwin Chittock, aged 25 years again appeared in the City Court yesterday to answer the charge that on or about July 30 1924 at Canterbury being a clerk and servant of the Commercial Bank of Australia Limited, he stole the sum of 535/10/- in money, the property his master. Sergeant Stephens asked for a remand to Camberwell Court on August 21 Mr A Davis, who appeared for Chittock raised no. objection
* The Bench - Mr R Knight, P.M. and Messers E. T. Campbell, B. Marks, T. O'Callaghan, J. Black, and W Young J.P.s - acceded to the request. Bail in a personal recognisance and a surety, each of 200 pounds was allowed as before
* It has been alleged that Chittock, who was employed as a teller at the Commercial Bank at Canterbury, told the police on July 30th that he had been 'held up' by an armed man who shot him in the left hand and left foot and stole ?????
* As a result Chittock was arrested and charged with theft
* He was given only 18 months, and the newspaper reports do not say anything about having to pay the money back, and if that is the case, he was well paid for the time inside.
* I was surprised to see Alfred was registered to vote, as I believed that a person with a criminal conviction lost that right. Well - I was wrong. The sentence has to be for longer than 3 years, and anyway only applies to Federal elections.3

Military Career

Records show that Alfred Edwin Chittock served in the armed forces. Alfred's regimental number was 21242

Alfred joined up when 19 years old. His brother was already serving overseas and had been wounded in action. The attestation papers state that his only brother is now serving overseas, and that his parents have given permission for them both to be overseas at the same time.

He left Australia September 1918 and returned in March 1919. I think he served on No 2 Hospital ship.

* There is a note in his file that says the details of his service were issued to Detective BRENNAN 5th August 1924.

Voter Enrolements

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: may have married Gladys Rose KEMP in 1937.
  • Research note 02: There are records in the Australian Archives the index says the file is 'closed' but does not give a reason. It is 34 pages, series number B73, control Symbol M57077 with a date range fr1918-1967. The file is located in Melbourne. I am not sure why it is marked as closed so I am going to request a copy.
    * Series B73 is entitled Personal case files, World War I and the M symbol indicates: This contains particulars of service, disability and medical history, treatment, dependants, correspondence regarding claims and entitlements, and tribunal records (i.e. all matters except pensions). Particulars of service usually include the Service documents, the basis of which is the AMF attestation papers. They may also include medical reports, casualty forms, and demobilization papers..


  1. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHITTOCK
    Given Names: Alf Edwin
    Event: B
    Sex: M
    Spouse Surname/Father: Alf Edwin
    Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Annie SHALLESS
    Age Code:
    Birth Place: SNAPPER POINT
    Death Place:
    Year: 1899
    Reg. Number: 22123.
  2. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHITTOCK
    Given Names: Alfred Edwin
    Father: Alfred Edwin
    Mother: Annie CHALLIS
    Death Place: FITZ
    Age: 67
    Age Code:
    Year: 1967
    Reg Number: 9376
    Event: D.
  3. Trove - Australian Newspapers on line, online, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954)     
    < Friday 15 August 1924 >
    < Page 9 of 16.
  4. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online