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Robert Reginald Chapman


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Chapman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1124 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    DunedinOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Thomas Chapman, 36 Aro Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1124 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      Distinguished Conduct Medal - 'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on 6th August, 1915, at Aghyl Dere (Dardanelles). He was the bearer of an important message from one Commanding Officer to another, having to pass over ground swept by heavy fire. On his way he was badly wounded, but went on until he fell exhausted. After a time he pulled himself together, and, struggling on, eventually succeeded in reaching and attracting the attention of an officer, to whom he safely passed on the message. It was a most gallant service, and showed a fine spirit of self-sacrifice.' - 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28- 24/02/1916 AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      151 lb AWMM
    • 04 May 1918 {Age 30} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Wounded in action, 9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen: serious); transferred by HS 'Gascon' to Malta; disembarked, 16 August 1915, and admitted to Tigne Hospital; to England, 29 August 1915, and admitted to King George's Hospital, Stamford St, London (date not recorded); to Inter-Base Depot, Abbeywood, 30 November 1915; to Monte Video, Weymouth, 30 May 1916; to Perham Downs, 22 June 1916.
    Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal.
    Proceeded overseas to France from 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 30 July 1916; rejoined 13th Bn, 19 August 1916.
    Appointed Corporal, 27 September 1917.
    Killed in action, France, 14 May 1918.
    Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1918 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Adelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 15), Villers-Bretonneux, France AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
    NAA B2455 file 3233599
    Further Reference
  • References
    • AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Harper, G., Clements, C., & Johns., R. (2019). For King and Other Countries: The New Zealanders Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press. AWMM
      p.163 AWMM

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