Military
War Memorial File

 

PRIVATE JOHN W. CHAPMAN

23rd Battalion, London Regiment.

Service number; 6127.

Died on October 2nd 1916.

Aged 24 years.


COMMEMORATION;

Warlencourt British Cemetery,
Pas de Calais,
France.
VII. K. 40.

PRIVATE JOHN W. CHAPMAN

Died October 2nd 1916, aged 24 years.

Son of William B. and Mary Chapman, of Castor, Peterborough.

Report copied from The Peterborough Standard, dated November 11th 1916.

Pte. John Chapman, the Ferry, Milton Park, was killed in action. He had been reported missing for some time since, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Chapman, have now received official information of his death. Private Chapman was for several years employed in the Milton stables, where he was a general favourite, both with Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam and his fellow workers. He was of a most bright and amiable disposition, and always had a pleasant smile and cheery word for everyone. He was the only son.


Report copied from The Peterborough Advertiser dated, December 2nd 1916.

MILTON LAD KILLED.

Pte. J. W. Chapman, London Regt, was killed in action on October 2nd. He had been reported missing for some time. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Chapman, Milton Ferry, have now received official information of his death. Pte. J. W. Chapman, who was 24 years of age and an only son, was for several years employed in the Milton Stables, where he was a general favourite both with Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam and his fellow workers. He was of a bright and amiable disposition, and always had a pleasant smile and cheery word for everyone.


There is a memorial stone in Castor churchyard with the following inscription:

Pte. John W. Chapman.
Killed in action.
October 2nd 1916.
Aged 24 years.