William Henry Chapman

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Chapman
Mother's Name: 
Mary Chapman
Father's Name: 
Charles Chapman
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, June 12, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Henry Chapman (Service No 2892) was born in Dewsbury, England in July 1896.

At enlistment in Kiama, N.S.W., he was 19 years old, single, worked as a labourer, lived in Foxground, N.S.W., and had served with 37th Infantry Militia.

William embarked on SS Port Nicholson with the 45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements, on 8th November 1916. He arrived in England on 10th January 1917 and joined the 45th Battalion in France on 21st March 1917. William saw service on the Western Front until 4th June 1917, when he was wounded in action. He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his head. His skull was fractured and he was deemed unfit for further active service. He was repatriated to Australia in January 1918 and discharged medically unfit on 12th June 1918.

William is commemorated for his service on the Gerringong Roll of Honor.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CHAPMAN W H

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