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Hugh CHAPLIN

Regimental number424
Place of birthApsley, Victoria
SchoolJeparit Nth State School no. 3232.
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressSleeps Loose Bag via Dimboola, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Chaplin, Jeparit North, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVilliers-Bretonneux, near Amiens, Somme sector
Age at death31.2
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 6), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin George and Elizabeth CHAPLIN, Jeparit North, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte Jack Lampard (killed at Gallipoli) and Pte Glen Lampard (killed at Pozieres, France)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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