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.
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.