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John Chapman

Australian Army Officer

Died when: 66 years 125 days (796 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


John Chapman

Major General John Austin Chapman, CB, DSO & Bar (15 December 1896 – 19 April 1963) was a professional soldier in the Australian Army.Joining the army in 1913, he served as a junior officer during the First World War and saw action on the Western Front.

After the war he was appointed to a number of staff and teaching positions prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Appointed chief of staff, 7th Division, he served during the Syrian Campaign in 1941 before taking up important staff positions in Australia.

He retired from the army in 1953 after 41 years of service and died in Sydney in 1963 at the age of 67.

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