Born: 1882, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Died: 2nd March 1902; age: 20; Died of Enteric Fever, at Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Residence: 5, Oliver’s Yard, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Occupation: Labourer.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5320.

Regiment: 28th Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Clasps Awarded: Orange Free State & Transvaal + South Africa 1901 medal & South Africa 1902 medal.




1881   5, Oliver’s Yard, Sudbury, Suffolk.


Harry was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John George Chapman, 41, a Bootmaker, born London.

Emily Chapman (nee Cutts), 36, born Braintree, Essex.

Catherine Chapman, 18, born Braintree.

Charles Chapman, 15, born Braintree.

Ellen Chapman, 13, born Braintree.

Frederick Chapman, 7, born Braintree.

Alice Chapman, 5, born Braintree.

Agnes Ruth Chapman, 3, born Sudbury.

Albert Chapman, 1, born Sudbury.


1891   Barracks, Fort Albert, St. Anne, Alderney, Channel Islands.


Harry was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the Suffolk Regiment – Infantry.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Chapman – father.


One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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