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Chamley, Rupert Robert


Born 5th May 1897 Evandale Tasmania the son of William Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Chamley (nee Grant) a student teacher he embarked Brisbane 29th June 1914 on board “HMAT Aeneas” with the 26th Infantry Battalion.  

He died 22nd September 1915 at the 16th Casualty Clearing Station from a gunshot wound to the hip received on the Gallipoli Peninsula and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey. 

His brother Sgt Leighton Ormond Chamley was killed in action in France 29th July 1918 and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Villers-Bretonneux Area, France. 

Mr and Mrs W H Chamley of Mole Creek have received intimation from the Defence Department of the death of their son Rupert who is reported to have died of wounds on September 23rd at Gallipoli. The deceased was only 18 years and 4 months of age but was a sturdy smart lad and had been eagerly looking forward for the past 12 months to the time when he would have attained his 18th year so that he might join the forces to fight for home and liberty.   

Previous to his enlisting he had passed his qualifying examinations and entered the Training College at Hobart preparatory to his becoming a teacher.


The Weekly Courier 9th December 1914




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