Chapman, John Joseph (Lieutenant, b.1889 - d.1965)

Unit 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number 1DRL/0197
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Chapman, John Joseph
Place made Australia: Queensland
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/5081
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant John Joseph Chapman, 9th Infantry Battalion, Gallipoli, Ireland and France, 1915-1916. Collection consists of copies of extracts from a diary kept by Chapman while on active service at Gallipoli between March-June 1915 and while on duty in Ireland, April-May 1916. Location of originals unknown.

The 1915 diary covers his time at Gallipoli, the difficulties of providing water on the Peninsula, casualties suffered, and artillery actions of the Turks.

The 1916 diary covers his duties in Ireland in April 1916 and at Mouquet Farm in August 1916. It also describe his gradual recuperation from a leg wound suffered on 24 August 1916 until release to England in December 1916.