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George Comfort CHIPPINDALE

Regimental number3976
Date of birth3 December 1896
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
True NameCHIPPINDALE, George Cumpsty
Other NamesCHIPPINDALE, George Cumston
ReligionChurch of England
Address4 Keaman Terrace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.25"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Chippindale, 4 Keaman Terrace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Discharge date21 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to 36th General Hospital, Etaples, 6 May 1916 (influenza); trasferred to 26th General Hospital, 7 May 1916 (influenza and pleurisy); to England, 14 May 1916; admitted 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 31 May 1916; transferred to Lady Northcote's Hospital, 21 June 1916; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 7 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1916. rejoined 20th Bn, in the field, 26 December 1916.

Wounded in action, Belgium 9 October 1917 (gun shot wound, nose), admitted to 64th Field Ambulance and transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 14, 10 October 1917, and admitted same day to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne. Transferred to England, 15 October 1917, and admitted to Wallington Road Auxiliary Hospital, affiliated with 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool, 15 October 1917 (wound: slight). Transfererd to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 31 October 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 30 January 1918 (nose wound and bronchitis); disembarked Sydney, 22 March 1918; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 21 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsListed on Embarkation Roll as George Cumston Chippindale.
Date of death20 December 1943
Age at death47
Place of burialChurch of England Cemetery, Botany, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHIPPINDALE George Comfort

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