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First Ashore Anzacs

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Lieutenant Duncan Chapman (SLQ)  photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial supplement to
Lieutenant Duncan Chapman

Before war, Duncan Chapman's interests and hopes for the future were like those of most young men growing up in country Queensland. Physically fit and tall, with a lean physique, his passions were football and sport. As he grew into adulthood, an air of self-confidence set him apart from others.  Consequently, in war, the rank of Lieutenant was quickly achieved and, on the shores of Gallipoli, great fame was attained. Sadly, 15 months later, he lost everything.

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Private James (Jim) Dundee Bostock  (later Captain)

Believed by some to be the second ashore at Gallipoli, James (Jim) Dundee Bostock devoted his life to the Anzac tradition of mateship and service.  He enlisted twice in World War 1 and, throughout his life, completed over seven years’ wartime military service.  Described as a quiet man with a proud dignity, Jim worked tirelessly to improve the lives of veterans and to ensure the memory of Gallipoli was not forgotten.

Private James Dundee Bostock (later Captain)
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8. Private Frederick Young Fox (later Captain) (SLQ)
Private Fred Fox (later Captain)

In 1914, Fred Young Fox Junior was the embodiment of the Australian bush legend.  He was 20 years old, physically strong, a skilled scrub rider and bushman who loved outback life and relished its mateship and egalitarianism.  When war was declared, these traits made him a natural and popular leader.  He rose rapidly through the ranks from Private to Lieutenant and became Captain at the young age of 23 years.  Sadly, the experience of war stole much from his life. 

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