Captain CHAPMAN James Austin, OBE

Male 1895 - 1967  (72 years)


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  • Name CHAPMAN James Austin 
    Prefix Captain 
    Suffix OBE 
    Born 7 Jul 1895  Braidwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Nov 1967  Melbourne, Vic, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I6542  The Tree of Me
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 

    Father Sir CHAPMAN Austin,   d. 12 Jan 1926, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lady O’BRIEN Catherine Josephine,   b. 1870, Braidwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1934, Lewisham, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1894  Braidwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F4107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MURPHY Mary Cecilia,   b. 1897, Balmain South, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1963, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1920  Ashfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. CHAPMAN James Austin,   b. 21 Apr 1922, Ashfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 2006  (Age 84 years)
     2. Private
     3. Living
     4. CHAPMAN Moya Therese,   b. 6 Jan 1928, Enfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1996, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F3816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1895 - Braidwood, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Apr 1920 - Ashfield, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1967 - Melbourne, Vic, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 9 - nov 1915 - embarkation
      1918 - Captain JA Chapman, 30th Battalion (NAA)
      6 May 1918 - temporary lieutenant

      1930 - James Austin Chapman and Mary Cecelia, 64 Liverpool Road, Burwood, military officer and home duties
      1930 and 1933 - 76 Liverpool Road, Burwood, per military officer and home duties
      1936, 1937 - James Austin and Mary Cecelia, 153 Kooyong Road, Caulfield West, soldier and home duties
      1943- 25 Grange Road, Toorak, soldier and home duties
      1949 - 23 Scott Gr, Malvern, public servant and home duties
      James Austin Junr, public servant as well
      Peter Joseph, clerk
      1954 - James Austin, Peter Joseph, 237 Highfield Road, Highfield Park, public servant and pay master
      1954 - James Austin, 214 Springfield Road, Mitcham, clerk
      When died still lived at 237 Highfield Road, (NAA)

      Service Record
      Name
      CHAPMAN, JAMES AUSTIN 
      Service
      Australian Army 
      Service Number
      VX59424 
      Date of Birth
      7 Jul 1895
      Place of Birth
      BRAIDWOOD, NSW 
      Date of Enlistment
      14 Jul 1941 
      Locality on Enlistment
      TOORAK, VIC 
      Place of Enlistment
      ROYAL PARK, VIC 
      Next of Kin
      CHAPMAN, MARY 
      Date of Discharge
      30 Sep 1947
      Rank
      Colonel 
      Posting at Discharge
      H Q C M D 
      WW2 Honours and Gallantry
      None for display
      Prisoner of War
      No 
      OBE awarded 3 June 1919 - Citation ARMY - 30 Battalion AIF - France
      It’s an honour website.

      His elder brother James Austin (1895-1967) was also a career army officer who served in the 30th Battalion in World War I and was appointed O.B.E. (1919). After a succession of staff postings in Australia, the Middle East and Italy in World War II, he retired as honorary colonel in 1947. He was a member of the Repatriation Commission (1947-50), then worked as an associate of a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130448b.htm?hilite=james%3Baustin%3Bchapman


      SMH 14 Nov 1967, p. 34
      CHAPMAN - Colonel James Austin OE O ST J November 9, 1967, at Melbourne, son of the late Sir Austin and Lady Chapman, dear brother of John (Major General dec) Mary (Mrs O Ramsay), and Monie (Mrs J P Baggott) RIP>

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 20984/1895.

    2. [S30] National Archives.

    3. [S53] Sydney Morning Herald (and Sun-Herald) Archive 1955-1995, 14 Nov 1967, p. 34.

    4. [S6] 2678/1894.

    5. [S6] 6169/1920.

    6. [S47] The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 Apr 1920, p. 2.