Charles is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.


Image taken from the Evening Star – 12th June 1945.


Born: 1911, Ipswich.

Died: 21st May 1945; age: 34; died of injuries accidentally sustained whilst on service. 5 years active service.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 829030.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 190 Field Artillery.

Served under 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division. 1945.


Grave Reference:


Hamburg Cemetery,



Father: Walter Charles Chapman, born August 1874, Theberton, Suffolk. A Builder’s Labourer.

Mother: Hannah Elizabeth Chapman (nee Eley), born December 1874, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Walter & Hannah’s family home – 20, Copperfield Road, Ipswich.


In 1936, Ipswich, Charles married Florence R. Runeckles, born August 1914, Ipswich. They had 2 children:

Dorothy J. Chapman, born 1937, Ipswich.

Charles W. Chapman, born 1938 – 1938, Ipswich.

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