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William E CHAPMAN

Regimental number960
Place of birthEdinborough, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
Address22 Conig Hill, Leith, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William L Chapman, 22 Conig Hill, Leith, Scotland
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Norah CHAPMAN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death?? July 19?8
Age at death49
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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