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Charles Barnaud CHAPMAN

Regimental number26699
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMirboo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinFather, E A Chapman, Boston Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Herleville on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 24 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At HERLEVILLE during operations on 23rd August, 1918, he was acting as Signaller to F.O.O. Party. He continually repaired lines and returned for more wire under heavy Machine Gun and Artillery fire, thus enabling his officer to send back most valuable information, during the entire operations this Gunner displayed the greatest coolness and utter disregard for danger and is deserving of the highest of praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 26700 Driver Ernest Frederick CHAPMAN, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 4 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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