Biography

Birth date: 1889
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Ballarat
Final rank: Lieutenant
Service number: 993 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion

John Joseph Chapman was born at Ballarat, Victoria, in 1889 and 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.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 24 September 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Brisbane

Collection Items

Private Record

Chapman, John Joseph (Lieutenant)

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant John Joseph Chapman, 9 Battalion, Gallipoli, Ireland and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes copies of extracts from a diary kept by Chapman while on active service and while on duty in Ireland, April-May 1916. Copies made in 1936 by Mr N. K.... Maker: Chapman, John Joseph

1DRL/0197 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Extracts from diary of John Joseph Chapman, 1915

Transcript of diary extracts from diary relating to the First World War service of 993 Private John Joseph Chapman, 9th Battalion. These extracts are from a diary written by John Chapman between 28 February and 28 June 1915. In the extracts, Joseph Chapman gives a brief description of the landing...

RCDIG0000156

Extracts from diary of John Joseph Chapman, 1916

Transcript of diary extracts from diary relating to the First World War service of 993 Private John Joseph Chapman, 9th Battalion. These extracts are from a diary written by John Chapman between 20 April and 8 December 1916. In these extracts, John Chapman describes being wounded at Mouquet Farm...

RCDIG0000157

Timeline

Date of birth 1889
Date of embarkation 1914-09-24