Robert Ednie CHAPMAN


CHAPMAN, Robert Ednie

Service Number: 1799
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, France, 4 February 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd. Pictorial HR, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1799, 17th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1799, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Private Chapman served with the 17th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Service No:1799.


He was 27 and the son of Alexander and Jessie Jackson Ednie Chapman of 7 Meldrum Rd., Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland.

He is remembered on the family grave at Abbotshall Churchyard, Kirkcaldy.

He is one of more than 20 Australian casualties of the Great War who are commemorated on the Kirkcaldy War Memorial.