The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G T Chapman


Private George Thomas CHAPMAN, G/14510, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 4th September 1916. 

Born Northampton, Northamptonshire, son of George Mander & Esther Sarah Chapman.

1911 Census - 102 Blakes Road, Peckham, SE - George Chapman, head, age 44, married, brewers labourer, brewer, born Blistworth, Northamptonshire; Esther Chapman, wife, age 42, married 16 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Northampton; Edith Chapman, daughter, age 15, single, sewing machinist corsets, born Northampton; George Chapman, son, age 14, office boy, builder, born Northampton; Henry Chapman, son, age 10, Camberwell, London; William Chapman, son, age 2, born Peckham, London.

Enlisted Peckham, SE, age 18 years & 11 months, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 129lbs.  Resided 102 Blakes Road, Peckham, SE. Formerly plumbers mate.

12th December 1915, enlisted; 13th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 3rd April 1916, mobilized; 5th April 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd July 1916, posted BEF; 23rd July 1916, embarked; 25th July 1916, disembarked; 13th August 1916 joined Battalion, "A" Company, In the Field.

11th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Mander Chapman, 102 Blakes Road, Peckham; Mother, Esther Sarah Chapman, 102 Blakes Road, Peckham; Brothers - Henry Chapman, age 19, Army of the Rhine; William ????? Chapman, age 11, 102 Blakes Road, Peckham.

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

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