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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Henry CHIPPER CHIPPER, Henry Thomas

 

Spirits of Gallipoli - Henry CHIPPER

Spirits of Gallipoli - Henry CHIPPER
Unit 10th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcements Rank Trooper
Date of Enlistment 12 January 1915 Service no. 860
Date of Death 7 August 1915 Place of Death The Nek - Walker's Ridge
Age 22    
Cemetery Lone Pine Memorial Details Panel 10
Epitaph -
Next of Kin (Mother) CHIPPER Emily Address 130 Onslow Rd, Subiaco WA
Parents Henry Charles and Emily Louisa Chipper (nee Smith) Address 130 Onslow Rd, Subiaco WA
Date of Birth 1893 Place of birth WA Katanning
General

On 7 August 1915, the 3rd Light Horse Brigade was to make a dismounted charge across the narrow no-manís-land at The Nek.  This was part of the large scale plan.  Only 150 men could charge the narrow neck of land at a time.

The artillery and the navy concentrated their fire to the front of the light horse.  They were to charge when the shelling stopped.  For some reason however, the shelling stopped 7 minutes before the allocated go time.  The light horse waited in their trenches.  Then finally the order to go was passed along the line of men.

The light horse rushed forward to be met by a gale of flying metal from the Turkish machine guns and rifles directly in front of them.  Within minutes there were only a scattered handful of men left.

Then a second row of light horsemen formed up and charged.  In a moment they too were dying.

A regiment had been lost in just 5 minutes.  No one expected that the attack would continue, however, at 4:45am and 5:15am, members of the 10th Light Horse from Western Australia lined up and charged, facing the same deadly fire.

234 med were killed, 140 were wounded, no advance was made.

Other Sources

     
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire, page 124 (source 84)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Sunday Times, WA Newspaper, 2 January 1916, page 17 (source 35)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Western Mail Newspaper, 3 September 1915, page 31 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire, page 124 (source 84)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   10th ALH War Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   10th ALH War Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   10th ALH War Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   10th ALH War Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   King's Park Avenue of Honour, Perth WA (source 146)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 7 (source 14)
 

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