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William Raymond CHAPMAN

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Surname: CHAPMAN

Forename(s): William Raymond

Place of Birth: Grassington, Yorkshire

Service No: 121066

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion

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Age: 18

Date of Death: 1919-02-23

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: In New ground.

CWGC Cemetery: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD

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Local War Memorial: GRASSINGTON, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Raymond Chapman (born 19 May 1900) was the son of John and Jane Ann Chapman, née Watson. John was born at Grassington, Yorkshire and Jane at Sockburn, Co. Durham.

1901 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - William R. Chapman, aged 10 months, born Grassington, son of John and Jane A. Chapman.

1911 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: William Raymond Chapman, aged 10 years, born Grassington, son of John and Jane Ann Chapman.

The British Army Service Record for William Raymond Chapman exists but may be incomplete.

A short biography of William 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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Private William Raymond CHAPMAN

Private William Raymond CHAPMAN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)

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Surname: CHAPMAN

Forename(s): William Raymond

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 121066

Rank: Private

Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Unit: 53rd Bn.

Age: 18

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Died Date: 23/02/1919

Additional Information: Son of J. A. Chapman, of Market Place, Grassington, and the late John Chapman. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE)

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07 March 1919

GRASSINGTON - PTE. R. CHAPMAN A VICTIM OF INFLUENZA

The funeral, attended with military honours of Private Raymond Chapman, took place at Linton Church yesterday week. Private Chapman died, from pneumonia, following influenza, at Catterick Camp, Richmond. He was in his 19th year and was the son of the late Mr. John Chapman, an old Grassingtonian, who died last December. The body was brought to Grassington by ten soldiers of the Notts and Derby Regiment, with which deceased had served, and there was a large attendance at the funeral. Much sympathy is felt throughout the district for the widowed mother. We will give a photograph next week.

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