The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G W Chapman


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Private George William CHAPMAN, G/979, No. 4. Company, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 8th October 1915, age 19.

Born Higham, Rochester, Kent, son of John (Jack) Thomas & Charlotte Chapman, of 54, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent.


1911 Census - 45 Singlewell Road, Gravesend, Kent - John Chapman, head, age 44, married, traction engine driver, Borough Corporation, born Strood, Kent; Charlotte Chapman, wife, age 40, married 21 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Shorne, Kent; Edith Chapman, daughter in law, age 20, married under a year, no children, born Strood, Kent; John Chapman, son, age 17, single, tram conductor, Gravesend & Northfleet ??, born Higham, Kent; George Chapman, son, age 15, single, greengrocers errand boy, born Higham, Kent; Harry Chapman, son, age 13, born Gravesend, Kent; Edward Chapman, son, age 10, born Gravesend, Kent; Doris Chapman, daughter, age 6, born Gravesend, Kent; Vera Chapman, daughter, age 8 months, born Gravesend, Kent.


Enlisted  Gravesend, Kent, age 19 years & 44 days, height 5ft 3¼ inches, weight 114lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Formerly engine attendant.

Home 1st September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 8th October 1915.

1st September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

1st July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father John Thomas Chapman, 65, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent; Brothers - John Thomas Chapman, age 26, 65, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent; Henry Lewis Chapman, age 22, 65, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent; Edward ?????   ????? Chapman, age 19, 65, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent; Sisters - Edith Maud Chapman, age 28, 65, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent; Doris Ethel Chapman, age 14, 65, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent; Vera Annie Chapman, age 9, 65, Peacock St., Gravesend, Kent.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, Pas de Calais, France & at  Christ Church, Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent


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