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Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire
Service No: T2/12877
Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps
Battalion / Unit: 29th Reserve Park
Date of Death: 1915-05-14
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 149.
CWGC Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GRASSINGTON, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HEBDEN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
John Walmsley Chapman (born 3 May 1888) was the son of Margaret Ann Chapman, later Kelly (born Buckden, c. 1865), daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Chapman, née Metcalfe. Christopher was born at Oughtershaw and Elizabeth at Worton, Yorkshire. John was the nephew of Private Christopher Chapman (57377) (q.v.) and cousin of Private Robert Bownas (41255) (q.v.).
1891 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Town End - John Chapman, aged 2 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, grandson of Christopher and Elizabeth Chapman.
1901 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Town End - John Chapman, aged 12 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, grandson of Christopher and Elizabeth Chapman.
1911 Threshfield, Yorkshire Census: Wilson Arms Hotel - Jack Chapman, aged 22 years, born Grassington.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr Jack Chapman, T2/12877, Army Service Corps. Theatre of War (3) Egypt. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 22 March 1915.
A short biography of Jack is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered – Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
See also: ‘Silva Gars’ by John Crowther (1930).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
CHAPMAN, Jack, [Grassington], aged 27, A.S.C., attached to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, son of the late Mr. C. Chapman, died from illness in May 1915.
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Driver Jack CHAPMAN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps
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