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Edwin Charles CHIPLIN

Regimental number4035
Place of birthDevonport, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressChininup, Tenterden, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2"
Weight110 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Bertha Elwin, Chininup, Tenterden, Western Australia
Previous military service85A (still serving)
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Discharge date5 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916; marched into 8th Training Bn, no date stated.

Admitted to No 10 Camp, Hurdcott, 31 December 1916 (sick); marched into 8th Training Bn from Fovant Hospital, 14 January 1917.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, Hurdcott, 10 February 1917; discharged, 17 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 31 March 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 2 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 October 1917, and admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (shrapnel wound, left thigh and right knee); transferred to No 17 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 October 1917; to No 20 Ambulance Train, 21 October 1917; to No 53 General Hospital, Boulogne, 22 October 1917; to England, 2 November 1917; to Portland Auxiliary Military Hospital, Liverpool, 2 November 1917; to War Hospital, Chester, 22 November 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 March 1918; discharged to furlough, 9 March 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 11 September 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gunshot wounds, both knees and left thigh), 5 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 December 1968
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHIPLIN Edwin Charles

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