Stan Chippendale, formerly of Boundary Street Parramatta, was awarded the D.C.M. on 28 August 1916. His bravery at the front line trenches was described as follows;

“Bombadier Chippendale served as a telephone specialist in the front line trenches during our bombardment and infantry attack on the enemy’s position. He worked unceasingly from 11am to 11 pm on the 19th instant keeping up communications between trenches and battery under very heavy shell and rifle fire. In the early stages of the engagement Bombardier Chippendale was buried by the explosion of a shell. On being released his first consideration was that of communication, which he speedily restored and maintained until he was relieved. He was frequently required to repair broken wire under heavy fire”

The death of Stan Chippendale was reported in the Cumberland Argus.

The Roll Call. Death of Stan Chippendale.
Parramatta was again grieved on Saturday to hear the bad news of the death of Corporal Stan Chippendale, a popular local lad who will be remember by many as an assistant in Mr. H. Quigley’s mercery business for some years. The brave young fellow had to present himself several times before he was accepted just about a year ago. Some weeks ago we reported that he had been wounded in France. He was only 22 years of age. Our Westmead correspondent writes: — ‘Intense sorrow was felt and sincere sympathy was expressed all over Westmead and May’s Hill when It became known that Stan Chippendale, had died of wounds received in France. Stan, was well known and generally affectionately esteemed by many who offer their profound regrets to his father, Mr. J. Chippendale our universally popular postman for many years.


Peter Arfanis, Archivist, Parramatta Council, Heritage Centre, 2014