1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Frederick William Chapman

Contributed by: Jackie Humphreys, on 2008-11-11

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First Name Frederick William
Surname Chapman
Year of Birth 1897
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Camberwell, Surrey

Frederick William's Story

Lance Corporal Frederick William Chapman, S/8635, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 22nd March 1918, age 21.

Born Camberwell, Surrey, enlisted New Cross, London. Son of Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Chapman, of 18, Grove St., Evelyn St., Deptford, London. Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 & 59, Somme, France.

I have been told that Fred's mother (Emma) used to keep a light burning in her house because she always hoped that he had not really been killed and that he would, one day, return home again.

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