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  • Arthur Edward Chapman, killed in action World War II – 1943, aged 24 years. Rank Flight Sergeant Unit No. 100 Squadron (RAF) Service Royal Australian Air Force Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945 Date of Death 28 May 1943 Place of Death Netherlands Cause of Death Flying Battle Cemetery or Memorial Details Witmarsum Protestant Churchyard, Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands

    Arthur Edward Chapman

    Arthur Edward Chapman, killed in action World War II – 1943, aged 24 years.

    Rank Flight Sergeant
    Unit No. 100 Squadron (RAF)
    Service Royal Australian Air Force
    Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
    Date of Death 28 May 1943
    Place of Death Netherlands
    Cause of Death Flying Battle
    Cemetery or Memorial Details Witmarsum Protestant Churchyard, Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands

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  • Some of the Australian Servicemen stationed at the "Hygene camp" during World War II. The camp was bounded by the area from Payne and Waterworks Roads, along to Walton Bridge.

    Australian Servicemen during WWII

    Some of the Australian Servicemen stationed at the “Hygene camp” during World War II. The camp was bounded by the area from Payne and Waterworks Roads, along to Walton Bridge.

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  • Bill Best (on the left) and his cousin Mervyn Kay in the front yard of their grandparents home in Payne Road, circa 1940s.

    Bill Best and Mervyn Kay

    Bill Best (on the left) and his cousin Mervyn Kay in the front yard of their grandparents home in Payne Road, circa 1940s.

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  • A young Bill Best from The Gap, photographed in 1944 in Toowoomba while serving in the army.

    Bill Best in Toowoomba

    A young Bill Best from The Gap, photographed in 1944 in Toowoomba while serving in the army.

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  • Bill Best in uniform in the garden of the Payne Road home of this grandfather, Alfred John Best, in 1940.

    Bill Best in uniform

    Bill Best in uniform in the garden of the Payne Road home of this grandfather, Alfred John Best, in 1940.

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  • Bill Best with his army mates outside the School of Arts Hotel, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, circa 1944.

    Bill Best with Army Mates

    Bill Best with his army mates outside the School of Arts Hotel, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, circa 1944.

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  • Bill Best's army unit stationed in Warwick in the area previously known as Scotts College. Photograph circa 1944.

    Bill Best’s unit in Warwick

    Bill Best’s army unit stationed in Warwick in the area previously known as Scotts College. Photograph circa 1944.

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  • Don Carnegie pictured in 1946, back on home soil after World War II.

    Don Carnegie

    Don Carnegie pictured in 1946, back on home soil after World War II.

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  • Merv Kay (2nd from the right) with other dispatch riders photographed in Townsville, circa 1942, before Merv's service in New Guinea.

    Merv Kay in Townsville

    Merv Kay (2nd from the right) with other dispatch riders photographed in Townsville, circa 1942, before Merv’s service in New Guinea.

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  • Mervyn Kay at home in Payne Road, The Gap in the 1940s.

    Mervyn Kay at home in Payne Road

    Mervyn Kay at home in Payne Road, The Gap in the 1940s.

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  • Mervyn Kay wearing a wartime gas mask, circa 1940s.

    Mervyn Kay wearing gas mask

    Mervyn Kay wearing a wartime gas mask, circa 1940s.

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  • A young Ross Lane Black, circa late 1930s. On his return from World War II Ross married and the family lived in a cottage in Waterworks Road near Walton Bridge, The Gap.

    Ross Lane Black

    A young Ross Lane Black, circa late 1930s. On his return from World War II Ross married and the family lived in a cottage in Waterworks Road near Walton Bridge, The Gap.

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  • One of the many U.S. servicemen who frequented the Easton shop during the war, enjoying the company of the Easton's parrot. The U.S. army established a search-light post on the Berry's property in a location opposite the present-day High School at The Gap.

    U.S. Serviceman

    One of the many U.S. servicemen who frequented the Easton shop during the war, enjoying the company of the Easton’s parrot. The U.S. army established a search-light post on the Berry’s property in a location opposite the present-day High School at The Gap.

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  • United States Servicemen, Tony, Ed, Phillippe and Steve, man a machine gun, adjacent to the searchlight on the Berry farm during WWII.

    United States Servicemen

    United States Servicemen, Tony, Ed, Phillippe and Steve, man a machine gun, adjacent to the searchlight on the Berry farm during WWII.

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