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Thomas Francis Lester CHAPPELL

Regimental number15829
Date of birth5 April 1898
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Address8 Pembroke Street, Kensington Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 5.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Robert Chappell, 8 Pembroke Street, Kensington Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Senior Cadets; transferred to 31st Company, ASC, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 December 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, November 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 30 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918.

Marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 27 July 1918.

Taken on strength 35th Company, AASC, Australian Mounted Division Train, in the field, 20 August 1918, and appointed Driver.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 November 1918; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 1 December 1918; discharged, 10 December 1918.

Marched in to AASC Training Depot, 27 December 1918.

Marched in to Central Training Depot, 20 January 1918.

Taken on strength, 35th Company, AASC, 10 May 1919.

Marched out to Australian Mounted Division Train, 10 May 1919, and taken on strength, 35th Company, AASC.

Taken on strength, 38th Company, AASC, 18 May 1919; marched out to Anzac Mounted Division Train, and taken on strength, 32nd Company, AASC.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Burma', 26 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 27 August 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 12 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHAPPELL Thomas Francis Lester

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