Born: 1882, Ipswich.

Died: 27th March 1915; age 32; Died of Wounds – Rawalpindi British Hospital, Wimereux.

The Rawalpindi British Hospital had been two hotels – Hotel Continental & the Hotel de la Plage.

Residence: 43, Burrell Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 72.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Wimereux Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1891   29, Chalon Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin Frederick Chapman, 32, a Cabinet Maker – own account, born Ipswich.

Laura Elizabeth Chapman (nee Barton), 31, born Ipswich.

Laura Chapman, 6, born Ipswich.

Ethel Violet Chapman, 4, born Ipswich.

Alexander Harold Chapman, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   43, Gyppeswick Terrace, Tanners Lane, Ipswich.


Charles was 18 years old, a Carpenter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin, 42, a Carpenter.

Laura, 41.

Laura, 15, worked at a Boot Factory.

Ethel, 14.

Alexander, 12.

Mary Helena Chapman, 9, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Annie Chapman, 5, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Minnie Chapman, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   43, Tanners Lane, Ipswich.


Charles was 28 years old, a Cabinet Maker. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin, 54, a Cabinet Maker – own account.

Laura, 51.

Laura, 26, a Nurse – Domestic.

Ethel, 24.

Alexander, 22, a Cabinet Maker.

Dorothy, 15, a Dress Maker.

Gertrude, 12.

Edith Kathleen Chapman, 10, born Ipswich.

Bessie Priscilla Chapman, 7, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Benjamin Frederick Chapman – father.


Charles’s parents and sisters.

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment




  • I have this gentle mans Buckingham Palace Condolence letter and WW1 Roll of Honour Scroll in transit tube addressed to 43 Burrell Road, Ipswich

    • I came across this post whilst looking into the history of my great uncle. Do you still have the letter and scroll? I would love to receive any information you may have.
      With regards,


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