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Private Henry CHAPMAN, G/623, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 36 Field Ambulance, Flanders France, 4th July 1916.

Born Teston, Maidstone, Kent, son of Thomas and Ellen Chapman, of Church Street, Teston, Maidstone, Kent.


1911 Census - Teston Village, Teston, near Maidstone, Kent - Thomas Chapman, head, age 59, married, farm labourer, born West Farleigh, Kent; Ellen Chapman, wife, age 62, married 33 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Birling, Kent; Frederick Chapman. son, age 31, single, farm labourer, born Teston, Kent; Henry Chapman, son, age 25, single, farm labourer, born Teston, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 29 years & 16 days, height 5ft 6½inches, weight 130lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Formerly labourer.

Home 1st September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 27th December 1915; Home 28th December 1915 to 14th April 1916; BEF 15th April 1916 to 4th July 1916.

1st September 1914, enlisted; 4th September 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st June 1915, posted BEF; 12th December 1915, 38 Field Ambulance, Influenza; 14th December 1915, ICCA Chocques, influenza; 27th December 1915, Etaples, No.6. Red Cross, pneumonia; 27th December 1915, to England, HS "Brighton";  28th December 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th December 1915 to 31st January 1916, London General Hospital, Wandsworth, convalescent from pneumonia; 31st January 1916 to 11th March 1916, Woodcote Convalescent Hospital, Epson,  convalescent from pneumonia; 20th March 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th April 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th May 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field.

2nd July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas Chapman, Church Street, Teston, Maidstone; Mother, Ellen Chapman, Church Street, Teston, Maidstone; Brother - CSM A Chapman, age 35, Keighley, Yorkshire; Sisters - Elizabeth Chapman, age 41, Church Street, Teston, Maidstone; Mrs Pugh, age 37, 215 Glyn Road, Clapton; Mrs C Hawkins, age 32, 7 Millfields Road, Clapton.

Buried at Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, A.19., Somme, France.


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