Dr. Phoebe CHAPPLE MM

CHAPPLE, Phoebe

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Unspecified British Units
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 31 March 1879
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Advanced School for Girls, University of Adelaide (B.Sc., 1898; M.B., B.S., 1904)
Occupation: Doctor
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 24 March 1967, aged 87 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Kent Town Wesleyan Methodist Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Unspecified British Units

Military Medal Citation

For gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy air raid. While the raid was in progress Doctor Chapple attended to the needs of the wounded regardless of her own safety.

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Biography

Dr Phoebe Chapple was the second women doctor to serve in the front line of the Western Front during World War One. She was also the first women to be awarded a Military Medal for bravery in the field. 

Below and in the side-bar is a selection of readings about Dr Phoebe Chapple's life and World War One service.  

 

Dr Phoebe Chapple: The first woman doctor to win the Military Medal (AWM) - Click Here (www.awm.gov.au)

Phoebe Chapple (Australian Dictionary of Biography) - Click Here (adb.anu.edu.au)

A Woman At War: The Life And Times Of Dr Phoebe Chapple MM (1879-1967), An Australian Doctor On The Western Front (JMVH) - Click Here (jmvh.org)

Dr. Phoebe Chapple (South Australian Medical Heritage Society) - Click Here (samhs.org.au)

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