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James Austin * CHAPMAN

Date of birth7 August 1895
Other NamesCHAPMAN, James Austin~
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressThe Outlook, Woollahra Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Austin Chapman Esq, Mhr, Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 30th Battalion
Promotion date: 9 September 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 16 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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