War Memorials Elsewhere, -
Church of St. Mary Magdalene
The Memorial to Captain Wilfred Hubert Chapman in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Barkway (Herts)
Photo : John Sly (<firstname.lastname@example.org>)
This family memorial to Wilfred Chapman in the parish church
of Barkway helps us piece together his family background. Although Wilfred
Chapman was born in Goudhurst (Kent) and his parents lived in Whitby, he married
his wife, May Campbell Sinclair, in Barkway in 1909. From 1905 to 1914 he
lived and worked in India, so will have temporarily returned to the UK in
order to marry.
The marriage produced two daughters, who are named on the memorial, so it must be assumed that they returned to the UK from India to live in Barkway.
Wilfred Chapman's brother, Harold, also served alongside him in the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. For details of Hraold Chapman's service, see the page for the Vimy Memorial.
Captain Wilfred Hubert Chapman.
6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of Mr. J. J. and Fanny Chapman, of Whitby, Yorks; husband of May Campbell Chapman, of The Home Farm, Cromer, Norfolk. Served in the South African Campaign.
Died 7 August 1915. Aged 35.
Buried AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA.
For further details on Captain Chapman, see "Soldiers Photos - Individual" on this website.
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