|Place of birth||Fitzroy, Victoria|
|School||State school, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||56 Gladstone Avenue, Northcote, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, S J Chapple, 56 Gladstone Avenue, Northcote, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 45), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Sydney and Emily CHAPPLE, 56 Gladstone Avenue, Northcote, Victoria. Native of Fitzroy, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to, and proceeded to 58th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.
To hospital, Canal Zone, 29 March 1916; admitted to No 4 Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 30 March 1916, and transferred to No 1 Stationary Hospital, the same day (debility); to No 8 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 31 March 1916; discharged and rejoined unit, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1917'.
Note on bottom of B.103, 'buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 720411, 1861 Pte R.V. QUICK, C Company, 58th Bn, 24 March 1917: 'Informant states that he saw him killed in V.C. Avenue, at Bois Greinior (sic), July 19th in the afternoon and was on a Wednesday. He was lying dead at the bottom of a trench. He did not see him buried ... He was killed by a high explosive.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CHAPPLE Robert Charles
Red Cross file 720411