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John Edwin CHAPMAN

Regimental number954
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
AddressSouth Grenville via Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinArthur Digby Chapman, South Grenville via Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 21 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH8
Promotion date: 4 January 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 3 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He showed great gallantry on the 3 May, 1918, during the Turkish attack on Amman-road. He went out to dislodge an enemy sniper who had taken up a position within 20 yards of one of our sangars, and accomplished his mission under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire, though wounded whilst doing so. He was in charge of his sangar, and successfully held off the enemy until reinforcements arrived to strengthen the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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