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Chapple, Sidney (1874–1942)

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Sidney Chapple (1874-1942) fellmonger and trade union leader 

Birth: 20 June 1874 at Neath, Glamorgan, South Wales, son of Edmund John Pulman Chapple (1852-1920), pastry cook, and Louisa Lindsay, née Squire (1850-1913). Marriage: 14 October 1897 in St Paul’s Church, Sydney, New South Wales, to Ethel Watson Paul (1877-1948). They had five daughters and four sons. Death: 15 June 1942 at Botany, NSW. Religion: Anglican. 

  • Was a baker at Neath, Wales, in 1891.
  • Arrived in Australia about 1893. Secretary of the Wool and Basil Workers Association of NSW from 1915 to about 1932.
  • His son Walter Sidney Chapple attempted to enlist for active service in the Australian Imperial Force in World War I but was rejected when his father objected on the grounds that his two older sons had died previously.
  • Trustee and general president of Federated organisation. Delegate to Australian Labor Party, the Eight-hour Committee etc.
  • Cause of death: cerebral thrombosis.

Sources
photo and profile Labor Daily (Sydney), 13 January 1927, p 8 [https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/239925722]

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'Chapple, Sidney (1874–1942)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://labouraustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/chapple-sidney-33041/text41187, accessed 30 January 2023.

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