Ross Richard Vivian CHIPPER


CHIPPER, Ross Richard Vivian

Service Number: 68
Enlisted: 12 December 1914, Guildford, WA
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: York, Western Australia, 20 August 1883
Home Town: Quairading, Quairading, Western Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, Adelaide
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
Row E, Grave 15, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Tree Plaque: Quairading Lone Pine
Memorials: 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bruce Rock War Memorial, Quairading M1, West Leederville Town Hall HB2, York District Honour Board, York War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 68, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Guildford, WA
8 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 68, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 68, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Fremantle
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 68, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ross Richard Vivian CHIPPER was born on 20th August, 1883 in York, Western Australia

His parents were Richard William CHIPPER and Sarah Maria STIRLING

He had previously served for two & a half years in the South Australian Volunteers before he enlisted in Guildford, WA on 12th December, 1914 and embarked with the 10th Light Horse, A Squadron from Fremantle on the HMAT Mashobra on 8th February, 1915

Ross was Killed in Action on 7th August 1915 at Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli Peninsular - he is buried in Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli- Row E, grave 15 & his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal


His brother Lindsay Lewis Sterling CHIPPER (SN 97) died on the same day at Gallipoli and is buried in the same cemetery as his brother (grave 19) - he was also a member of the 10th Light Horse Regiment


                           MAY THEY REST IN PEACE