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Private L Chapman


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Private Lewis CHAPMAN, G/4104, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of Cholera, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, Persian Gulf, 24th May  1916.

Born Horsmonden, Kent, son of Edward Chapman & Mary June Chapman , 2 Church Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent.


1911 Census - Nizels Heath, Hildenborough, Kent - James E Jenner, age 31, head, married, road labourer, County Council, born Tonbridge, Kent; Elvinia Jenner, wife, age 29, married 9 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Hawkhurst, Kent; John S Jenner, son, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent; Edward C Jenner, son, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent; William Jenner, son, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent; Alfred Jenner, son, age 1, born Hildenborough, Kent; Lewis Chapman, brother in law, age 15, single, carters mate on farm, born Horsmonden, Kent.


Enlisted  Maidstone, Kent, age 20 years & 211 days, height 5ft 9¼ inches, weight 133lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair. Resided Paddock Wood, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 12th October 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 2nd October 1915; Home 3rd October 1915 to 9th December 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force, 10th December 1915 to 24th May 1916.

12th October 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd October 1915, 140 Field Ambulance, wounded; 2nd October 1915, to England; 5th October 1915 to 2nd November 1915, Slenfold? Park Hospital, bullet wound shoulder; 13th November 1915, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, posted Indian Expeditionary Force, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th May 1916, No.20 Field Ambulance.

8th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Edward Chapman, 2 Church Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent; Mother, Mary Jane Chapman, deceased; Brother, Edward Chapman, age 42, Chatham; Sisters - Alvena Jenner, age 35, Hildenborough; Bathsheba Soutas, age 33, Cranbrook; Violet Chapman, age 6, 2 Church Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent.

Next of Kin, (Brother)  - Edward Chapman, junior, Walnut Tree Cottage, Newnham, nr Sittingbourne, Kent.

In hospital with bullet wound, .

Commemorated at  Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq.


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