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Regimental number2763
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Chapman, Railway Estate, South Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified* and 8 April 1918 (Altered to Distinguished Conduct Medal)"

FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a heavy barrage, he volunteered to go up to the front line when it looked as if nothing could live. Shortly after starting his arm was shattered, but he continued for another 500 yards, ascertained the situation and returned with the information, fainting through loss of blood as he delivered it.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death1 April 1976

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