Lieutenant John Joseph Chapman

Service number 993
Ranks Held Lieutenant, Private
Birth Date 1889
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Ballarat
Death Date 1965
Final Rank Lieutenant
  • 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Ballarat
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

John Joseph Chapman was born at Ballarat, Victoria, in 1889 to John Joseph and Isabella Cargill Chapman. He was a clerk by trade before joining the Australian Imperial Force. He signed up at Brisbane on 15 September 1914 and was assigned to the 9th Infantry Battalion with the rank of private. Chapman departed Brisbane aboard HMAT Omrah on 24 September 1914.

Whilst serving at Gallipoli in 1915 he was wounded and evacuated to Malta. Chapman later re-joined the 9th Battalion on the Western Front where he was wounded again during 1916. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 18 June 1918.

Chapman remained in England at the end of the First World War and married Emily Alice Myatt, a furrier, on 6 September 1919. John Chapman was discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 23 May 1920.



Date of birth 1889
Date of enlistment 15 September 1914
Date of embarkation 24 September 1914
Date returned to Australia 09 January 1920
Date of death 1965