Eva Helen CHAPMAN RRC, MID

CHAPMAN, Eva Helen

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 27 November 1914
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: 14th Australian General Hospital
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: 14 November 1959, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor, Woodville Uniting Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

27 Nov 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister
5 Dec 1914: Involvement 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
5 Dec 1914: Embarked 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne
12 Aug 1916: Involvement 14th Australian General Hospital
12 Aug 1916: Embarked 14th Australian General Hospital, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

Anzac Nurse

Sister Eva H. Chapman is a daughter of the late Mr. A. G. Chapman. She was a gold medallist at the Adelaide Hospital, and left with the 2nd Australian General Hospital for the front in November, 1914 for Egypt. She was an Anzac nurse, and attended some of the first Australian wounded from Gallipoli. After similar duties in Egypt, she escorted wounded troops to England, and then returned to Adelaide (early in 1916). Following upon several months on service at Keswick, she was ordered to Egypt with the 14th Australian General Hospital in July, 1916, and she is still on duty there. On several occasions she has acted as sister in charge of hospitals during the temporary absence of the matron. Sister Chapman was on the first boat to reach the Southland when it was torpedoed, and she had several similar experiences, and was "held up" by a German submarine in the Mediterranean, but the vessel was subsequently allowed to proceed to Alexandria.

Observer Saturday 11 January 1919 page 20

Sister Eva H Chapman is a daughter of the late Mr. A G. Chapman, and while serving at the Adelaide Hospital received the gold medal for efficiency. She left for Egypt in November, 1914. and attended some of the first wounded from Gallipoli. Then she proceeded with wounded troops to England and early In 1917 returned to Adelaide. After service at Keswick she was ordered to Egypt with the 14th Australian General Hospital. Sister Chapman was on the first boat to reach the transport Southland when it was sunk, and was once 'held up' by a German submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Chronicle Saturday 11 January 1919 page 38

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Sister Eva H. Chapman is a daughter of the late Mr. A G. Chapman and received the gold medal for efficiency. She left for Egypt in November, 1914, and attended some of the first wounded from Gallipoli. Then she proceeded with wounded troops to England and early in 1917 returned to Adelaide. After service at Keswick,she was ordered to Egypt with the 14th Australian General Hospital. Sister Chapman was on the first boat to reach the transport Southland when it was sunk, and was once 'held up' by a German submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.

ON ACTIVE SERVICE. (1919, January 11). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 38. Retrieved January 24, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89140782

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