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Chapman, Sidney Hungerford (1888–1974)

Sidney Hungerford Chapman, n.d. photographer unknown

Sidney Hungerford Chapman, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

SIDNEY HUNGERFORD CHAPMAN was born 1st May, 1888, at Wangaratta, Victoria. His father is Mr. Robert Edward Chapman, late Manager of the Ballarat Branch of the Bank, and his mother, Mrs. Bessie Chapman. He was educated at the Ballarat College and joined the Bank’s service at Geelong, Victoria, on 1st June, 1905. He was transferred to Beechworth, as ledger-keeper, in October, 1909; to Culcairn, as assistant, in November, 1910, and to Moama, as teller, in December, 1912.

Sidney Hungerford Chapman enlisted in the A.I.F, on 10th October, 1915, and left Australia on 1st August, 1916, as a member of the 21st Battalion. He saw service in France, but was sent from there in January, 1917, to the 4th Cadet Battalion, at New College, Oxford, where he gained his commission at the end of the following May. He returned to France in June and was wounded at Broodseinde Ridge on 4th October, 1917. He was promoted to lieutenant in the following month while in hospital. He was transferred from the hospital at Etaples to Wandsworth and discharged as permanently unfit for active service. He was then appointed “messing officer” and Q.M. of the 5 th Training Battalion until the Armistice.

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Sidney Hungerford Chapman, n.d. photographer unknown

Sidney Hungerford Chapman, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour