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Chapple, Roland Clyde
Secretary for an insurance company who enlisted as a private in the 12th Reinforcement, 30th Battalion, trained in Liverpool and Rosebery Park Camp and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in August 1916. In England, he received instruction in bomb throwing at a school in Lyndhurst before proceeding to Étaples, France in April 1917. He was wounded 'accidentally' and admitted to hospital with a severe gunshot wound to his left eye. He spent two months in hospitals in England and was promoted to lieutenant in July 1917. After returning to Australia he was discharged as medically unfit.