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.

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Born
Batemans Bay, New South Wales
15 Jul 1891
Departed Sydney
HMAT Beltana
25 Nov 1916
Arrived Sydney
HMAT Beltana
13 Dec 1917
Died
Sydney
15 May 1972
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14 Dec 1915 - 18 Mar 1918
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