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Benjamin Barnett CHAPMAN

Regimental number1006
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressIslington Farm, Spring Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, George D Chapman, PO, Spring Hill, Orange, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 27 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1007 Lance Corporal George Denis CHAPMAN, 1st Light Horse, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919; Cousin: 1009 Driver Alfred CHAPMAN, 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, killed in action, 5 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Headstone also commemorates his cousin, Alfred CHAPMAN ("Mates in Peace and War")

Date of death8 October 1921
Age at death23
Place of burialSpring Hill Cemetery, New South Wales

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