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Stanley Francis CHIPPINDALE

Regimental number1634
Place of birthParramatta, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers and State School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBoundary Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, John George Chippindale, Boundary Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceTrainee in Light Horse Regiment, New South Wales
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 17 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSt. Andrew's and Jesmond Cemetery (Plot P, Row U, Grave No. 88), Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alice CHIPPINDALE, Boundary Street, Parramatta, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations as a telephone specialist. He worked incessantly under very heavy shell and rifle fire, maintaining communications between the trenches and the battery. He was buried by the explosion of a shell, but, on being rescued, at once restored communications and maintained them until relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsCousin, William Walton, killed 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHIPPINDALE Stanley Francis

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