CHAPPEL, John Henry

Service Number: 1672
Enlisted: 3 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonta Mines, South Australia, 9 November 1889
Home Town: Moonta, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Moonta Mines Boys School
Occupation: Storekeeper's assistant
Died: Natuaral causes, Clarence Park, South Australia, 24 August 1948, aged 58 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Kendrew Oval, Path: 18, Site: 23.
Memorials: Curramulka Uniting Church WW1 Pictorial Roll of Honor , Curramulka War Memorial, East Moonta North Sunday School Roll of Honour , East Moonta Soldiers' Aid League Roll of Honour, Moonta Mines Public School Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

3 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1672, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1672, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1672, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 27th Infantry Battalion
8 Nov 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

Recommendation for Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK on 20th September 1917. This man became isolated from his unit and found himself amongst some men of 17th Battalion. He attached himself to Captain WRIGHT's Company and displayed great skill and initiative by taking charge of and working a Lewis Gun. he inflicted many casualties on the enemy, and by his coolness and courage he inspired those with him, with confidence, and undoubtedly contributed largely to the success of 'A' Company. 17th Battalion . This evidence is supported by Colonel MARTIN, C.O.of 17th Battalion, and by Captain WRIGHT, O.C. 'A' Company, 17th Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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