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Roy Chapman

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club (VIC)

Roy Chapman was a 21 year old blacksmith when he enlisted in 1916. He was sent to Egypt and arrived in October 1916. His full service was in Egypt. He died of malaria and bronchitis at Gaza Egypt on 28th October 1918 and was buried at the military cemetery at Gaza. Not much is known of Roy other than he was a signaller of the first signal troop with the Australian Engineers. Also he obviously was not one for taking orders well. He was disciplined for disobedience and being absent without leave for a few hours early in his overseas service.

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