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John Frederick (Jack) Chapple (1883–1953)

from Sydney Morning Herald

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

The funeral of Mr. John Frederick Chapple, a former general president and general secretary of the Australian Railways Union, will take place to-day.

Mr. Chapple, 69, died in St. George Hospital on Saturday after a 10 months' illness which began soon after his retirement as A.R.U. general secretary in July last year.

Mr. Chapple was general president of the A.R.U. from April, 1924, until July, 1929. He became general secretary in September, 1929.

He was a former president of the Victorian branch of the A.L.P., founder of the Australia-China Co-operative Movement, and inaugural chairman of the Australia-Soviet Friendship League.

The funeral will leave the Labor Motor Funeral parlours at 11.15 a.m. to-day for Woronora Crematorium.

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'Chapple, John Frederick (Jack) (1883–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 May 2024.

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Jack Chapple, 1934

Jack Chapple, 1934

Labor Daily (Sydney), 17 April 1934, p 6

Life Summary [details]


7 August, 1883
Bealiba, Victoria, Australia


25 July, 1953 (aged 69)
Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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