Sydney James CHIPPERFIELD

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CHIPPERFIELD, Sydney James

Service Number: 151
Enlisted: 15 June 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 36th Heavy Artillery Group
Born: Dublin, Ireland, 1883
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chauffeur
Died: GSW to head and meningitis, 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England , 24 December 1917
Cemetery: Watford Cemetery, Hertfordshire, England
Plot K, Row 8, Grave 537
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 151, SAB (Siege Artillery Brigade)
17 Jul 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 151, SAB (Siege Artillery Brigade)
17 Jul 1915: Embarked Gunner, SN 151, SAB (Siege Artillery Brigade), HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
24 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 36th Heavy Artillery Group
4 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 151, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, 2nd Passchendaele , SW to head - DoW and meningitis England
24 Dec 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 151, 36th Heavy Artillery Group

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield.

Died on this date – 24th December..... Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 5th June, 1915 stating he was a 30 year old, married Waiter. (Note: He listed his place of birth as Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland but his wife listed his place of birth for the Roll of Honour as Watford, Hertfordshire, England).

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Orsova (A67) on 17th July, 1915 with the Siege Artillery Brigade.

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield disembarked at Boulogne, France on 27th February, 1916. (There are no entries between leaving Australia on 17th July, 1915 & 27th February, 1916.) He was on leave to England from 29th September, 1917.

Gunner Chipperfield was wounded in action in France on 4th November, 1917. He was invalided to England & admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire on 27th November, 1917 with shrapnel wounds to head – severe.

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield died on morning of 24th December, 1917 at 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England from wounds received in action, Meningitis following gunshot wounds to head. Gunner Chipperfield’s mother was present at the time of death.

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield was buried in Watford Cemetery, Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
Courtesy of WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/watford.html

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date – 24th December..... Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 5th June, 1915 stating he was a 30 year old, married Waiter. (Note: He listed his place of birth as Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland but his wife listed his place of birth for the Roll of Honour as Watford, Hertfordshire, England).

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Orsova (A67) on 17th July, 1915 with the Siege Artillery Brigade.

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield disembarked at Boulogne, France on 27th February, 1916. (There are no entries between leaving Australia on 17th July, 1915 & 27th February, 1916.) He was on leave to England from 29th September, 1917.

Gunner Chipperfield was wounded in action in France on 4th November, 1917. He was invalided to England & admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire on 27th November, 1917 with shrapnel wounds to head – severe.

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield died on morning of 24th December, 1917 at 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England from wounds received in action, Meningitis following gunshot wounds to head. Gunner Chipperfield’s mother was present at the time of death.

Gunner Sydney James Chipperfield was buried in Watford Cemetery, Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/watford.html

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