General Sir Henry George Chauvel was more commonly known as "Sir Harry Chauvel". 

Chauvel served in both the Boer War conflict and World War one.

Australian War Memorial, online lists Chauvel as belonging to the following units throughout his military career:

  • Australian Division
  • Staff
  • Australian Imperial Force in Egypt
  • Divisional Headquarters
  • Desert Mounted Corps
  • 1st Australian Division
  • New Zealand and Australian Division
  • 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
  • 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry
  • 7th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

In an article entitled "Death of General Sir Harry Chauvel", published in The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) on the 5th March 1945, he was described as the "greatest cavalry general of modern times".

More information on Chauvel's life and achievements, with further photographs can be read and viewed, on the Australian War Memorial site.

 

RNZA Historian/Engineer Corps Memorial Museum Curator Howard E Chamberlain provided these materials from his private collection.  

RNZA Historian/Engineer Corps Memorial Museum Curator Howard E Chamberlain provided these materials from his private collection.

 

Caption reads:

"Presented to the Officers' Mess

N.A.M.R

by General Sir Harry Chauvel

G.C.M.G., K.C.B.,

Hon. Colonel of the Regiment

appointed 1923"

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