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George John Edward CHAPMAN

Regimental number1637
Place of birthRavenswood Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAyr, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Emily Champman, PO Box 80, Ayr, Queensland
Previous military service27th ALH
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'Private CHAPMAN has carried out the duties of Runner to his Machine Gun Section since 28th January 1917 and on all occasions has been speedy and reliable. This was particularly the case during Advance Guard Action NOREUIL Sector, 26th March to 7th April, 1917. On morning of 2nd April during the attack on NOREUIL he volunteered and took an important situation despatch through very heavy Machine Gun and rifle fire, and later returned with orders to his Officer again through heavy fire. This speedy despatch running had the effect of early reinforcing an exposed flank of 50th Battalion with 3 Machine Guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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