The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F Chapman


Private Frank CHAPMAN, G/17413, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916.

Born Little London, Essex, son of Abraham & Emmie Chapman.

1911 Census - Sandpit Lane, Little London, Berden, Stansted, Essex - Abram Chapman, head, age 60, widower, labourer on farm, born Berden, Essex; Frank Chapman, son, age 32, single, labourer on farm & thatcher, born Berden, Essex; Ruth Chapman, daughter, age 22, single, born Berden, Essex.

Enlisted Saffron Walden, Essex, age 36 years 10 months, height 5ft 8½, weight 164?lbs, circular scar front of right thigh, teeth need attention. Resided Little London, Berden, Stansted, Essex. Formerly horsekeeper.

14th February 1916, enlisted; 14th February 1916, to Army Reserve; 4th May 1916, mobilized; 5th May 1916, posted 15th Middlesex Regiment, Service No.27524; 16th August 1916, Shoreham by Sea, overstaying his pass from midnight 16th August 1916 until 11.00pm 17th August 1916, 23 hours, admonished, forfeits 1 days pay;1st September 1916, transferred and posted to TR/10/12983 5th (2nd Reserve) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment; 14th September 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment;  15th September 1916, embarked; 29th September 1916, joined Battalion; 7th October 1916, posted missing.

10th September 1919, Statement of Relatives, form completed by Mrs Ruth Chatters, sister,  Little London, Berden, Stansted, Essex *- Mother / Father, deceased; Brothers - Harry Chapman, age 36, 43 St Anns Street, York; Mark Chapman, age 33, Peyton Hall Cottage, Manuden; Sisters - Kate Chapman, age 34, Bentfield Hall, Stansted, Essex; Mrs Minnie Bockman?, age 32, address unknown; Mrs Thurgood?, Up End, Manuden, Stansted, Essex.

* 20th March 1918, Mrs R Chatters, living at Rectory Lane, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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