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Jack CHAPMAN

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Surname: CHAPMAN

Forename(s): Jack

Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire

Service No: T2/12877

Rank: Driver

Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 29th Reserve Park

Division: ---

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1915-05-14

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Driver Jack CHAPMAN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: CHAPMAN

Forename(s): Jack

Born: Grassington, Yorks

Residence: Grassington

Enlisted: Skipton

Number: T2/12877

Rank: Drvr

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 14/05/15

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Egypt

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: CHAPMAN

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: T2/12877

Rank: Driver

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Unit: 29th Reserve Park

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 14/05/1915

Additional Information:

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Private Jack Chapman

Private Jack Chapman

Courtesy of Chris Binns

Margaret Ann Chapman, the mother of Private Jack Chapman

Margaret Ann Chapman, the mother of Private Jack Chapman

Courtesy of Chris Binns

Elizabeth Chapman, née Metcalfe, the grandmother of Private Jack Chapman

Elizabeth Chapman, née Metcalfe, the grandmother of Private Jack Chapman

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Christopher Chapman, the grandfather of Private Jack Chapman

Christopher Chapman, the grandfather of Private Jack Chapman

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The Chapman family of Grassington

The Chapman family of Grassington

The Chapman family of Grassington, including Christopher junior; Margaret Ann, the mother of Private Jack Chapman and Alice, the mother of Private Robert Bownas

Courtesy of Chris Binns

Old Temperance Hotel Grassington

Old Temperance Hotel Grassington

Old Temperance Hotel Grassington, run by Christopher (Kit) and Elizabeth Chapman until they left in 1909, the adjoining barn is where Kit kept horses and wagonettes. Centre, with horses & flat cap - James (Jim) Chapman, standing on the extreme right - John Robert (Bob) Chapman

Courtesy of Chris Binns

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

28 May 1915

GRASSINGTON - Death of a Grassington Recruit

Mr. Robert Chapman, 'bus proprietor, received news on Wednesday confirming the death of his nephew, John Chapman, at the Dardanelles, from illness.

04 June 1915

CHAPMAN - Passed away sometime in May, as a result of illness, while serving with the British Expeditionary Force in the Dardanelles. Driver Jack Chapman, of the Army Service Corps, grandson of the late Mr. C. Chapman, of Grassington, aged 27 years.

26 May 1916

CHAPMAN - In loving memory of our nephew, Jack Chapman, of the A.S.C., who died of dysentery in Alexandria hospital, May 14th, 1915. Was interred at Chatby Cemetery, Alexandria.

"Ever remembered"

From Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Chapman, Temperance Hotel, Grassington.

17 May 1918

CHAPMAN - In ever loving memory of Driver Jack Chapman, A.S.C., who died in Alexandria Hospital, May 14th, 1915.

Temperance Hotel, Grassington.

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07 August 1914

GRASSINGTON

DEATH OF MR. C. CHAPMAN

The lamented death took place after a long and painful illness, of Mr Christopher Chapman, mail contractor and 'bus proprietor, on Wednesday last at the age of 77. He came to Grassington 31 years ago from Buckden succeeding the late Mr T. Airey in the carrying of the mails between Skipton, Grassington, and Buckden, and the intervening villages. Starting with only 3 horses he worked up a business of an extensive character, being courteous, reasonable in his charges, and accommodating in all his dealings, popularising Grassington and the district thereby almost more than any other man. His son, who is now the head of the firm, which is a limited liability company, works the district with 22 horses, one motor car, and five motor chars-a-banc. Besides being a good business man, Mr Chapman was a great moral reformer, being for some years Chairman of the local Temperance Society. He was also for some time a member of the Parish Council. Being so well known, and so respected by people far and near, he will be greatly missed. His wife predeceased him nearly three years ago.

04 June 1915

DEATH OF PRIVATE JACK CHAPMAN OF GRASSINGTON

The news was received with widespread regret last week of the death of Private Jack Chapman of Grassington, who was with the Army Service Corps, and attached to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles in the capacity of driver. He was 27 years of age and was a grandson of the late Mr. C. Chapman, bus proprietor.

He was well known and respected in the Dales and in the Skipton district as a careful driver of both bus and motor. Well built and physically capable every way, as well as of a fearless disposition, he was one of the first recruits from Grassington, enlisting at Skipton soon after the war broke out. The telegram announcing his death came on Tuesday, May 25th ultimo, but there being some doubt, inquiries brought a letter the following day from Woolwich Dockyard, confirming the sad intelligence. The brave soldier, however, did not die in action, which we are sure he would have preferred, but not less in the service of his country, which he duly honoured. His death was from an illness, which has not yet been stated. The sympathies of all who knew him go out to the whole family who mourn the loss of so promising a life.

24 December 1915

CRAVEN'S ROLL OF HONOUR - GRASSINGTON

Pte. Jack Chapman, Army Service Corps, attached to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, died from illness in May. Aged 27 years, and son of the late Mr. C. Chapman of Grassington.

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