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Private Walter CHAPMAN, G/19628, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France, 21st September 1918, age 29.

Born Clavering, Essex, son of John and Susan Chapman, Starlings Green, Clavering, Essex.

16th January 1909, Parish Church, Clavering, Essex, married Thirza Fanny Goodwin, spinster, of 31, Eleanor Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. 

Children - Stanley Chapman, born 25th July 1909, Clavering, Essex; Harry Chapman, born 18th August 1912, Clavering, Essex; Irene Mary Chapman, born 19th August 1917, Waltham Cross.


1911 Census - Elmstreet Lane, Mill End, Clavering, Newport, Essex - Walter Chapman, head, age 22, married, farm labourer, born Clavering, Essex; Thirza Fanny Chapman, wife, age 29, married 2 years, 1 child, born Clavering, Essex; Stanley Chapman, son, age 1, born Clavering, Essex.


Enlisted Hertford, Hertfordshire, age 28, height 5ft 8 inches, 4 vaccination marks left arm.  Resided 31, Eleanor Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 24th June 1916 to 27th June 1917; BEF 28th June 1917 to 21st September 1918. 

24th June 1916, deemed to have enlisted; 17th April 1917, called up for Service; 19th April 1917, posted Suffolk Regiment; 28th June 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 1st July 1917, 15 Infantry Base Depot, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Service No. 45382; 21st July 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd July 1917, joined Battalion in the Field; 23rd March 1918, granted leave to UK; 18th June 1918, Arques, admitted 4 Stationary Hospital, NYD pyrexia; 23rd June 1918, St Omer, discharged 4 Stationary Hospital; 26th June 1918, joined 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, In the Field;

30th March 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Thirza Fanny Chapman, 31, Eleanor Road, Waltham Cross; Children - Stanley Chapman, born 3rd May 1909; Harry Chapman, born 4th July 1912; Irene Mary Chapman, born 19th August 1917; Father, John Chapman, Starlings Green, Clavering, Newport, Essex; Mother, Susan Chapman, Starlings Green, Clavering, Essex; Brothers - William Chapman, age 42, 29 Melbourne Road, Waltham Cross; John Chapman, age 33, Starlings Green, Clavering, Newport, Essex; Fred Chapman, age 27, RGA India; Sisters - Kate Chapman, age 21, Fairlight, Stansted, Essex; Ada Chapman, age 19, 100 South Street, Bishops Stortford, Essex.

Buried at Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, II. H. 6., Pas de Calais, France.


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