Albert Bland CHAPPELL

CHAPPELL, Albert Bland

Service Number: 1718
Enlisted: 5 January 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Abermain, New South Wales, Australia , 1892
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 August 1918
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot VI, Row 1, Grave 13,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cessnock Abermain Comforts Fund Pictorial Honour Roll, Sydney Henry Bull & Co Limited Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales
17 Mar 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1718, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Mar 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1718, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1718, 3rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
25 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1718, 1st Machine Gun Battalion , "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Albert Bland CHAPPELL was born at Abermain, Newcastle in 1892

His parents were Horace Henry CHAPPELL and Emma Alice SAWYER who married on 22nd October, 1887 - registered in Lambton, NSW

He married Ada M. CHECKLEY in Leeds, England in 1917

Biography

"...1718 Private Albert Bland Chappell, 1st Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps. Private Chappell was killed in action on 1918-08-25, aged 25. He is buried in the Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"PRIVATE ALBERT CHAPPELL

Private Albert Chappell, of Kurri Kurri, who has been killed in action, sailed with the 4th Reinforcements of the Third Battalion, in March, 1915. He went through the Gallipoli campaign, and was then drafted to France, where he was wounded, and, afterwards sent back to the firing line. Private Chappell was employed at Abermain Colliery prior to enlisting." - from the Newcastle Sun 09 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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