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Regimental number1009
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
SchoolSpring Hill Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressInglewood, Spring Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, Frank Chapman, Inglewood, Spring Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Squadron
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row B, Grage No. 45), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Spring Hill Cemetery, New South Wales, on the headstone of his cousin, Benjamin CHAPMAN ("Mates in Peace and War"). Parents: Charles and Selina CHAPMAN, Spring Hill, New South Wales. Native of Spring Hill, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1006 Lance Corporal Benjamin Barnett CHAPMAN, 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, returned to Australia, 27 June 1919; 1007 Lance Corporal George Denis CHAPMAN, 1st Light Horse, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.

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