Born: 1887, Stratford, Essex.

Died: 27th January 1917; age 29; KiA – He was proceeding out with a stretcher bearer party in search of wounded, as a successful attack had been made. A shell fell into the midst of the party. Harry was 1 of the 3 who were killed, his death being instantaneous.

Residence: 21, Holywells Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th August 1915 – Balkans.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 1390.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, T.F., 88th Field Ambulance.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Guards Cemetery,







1891   18, Henniker Road, West Ham, Essex.


Harry was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Harry Chapman, 32, a Turner, born Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Harriett Chapman, 31, born Notting Hill, London.

Ethel Daisy Chapman, 2, born Stratford, Essex.

William Chapman, 3 months, born West Ham, Essex.


1901   18, Henniker Road, West Ham, Essex.


Harry was 14 years old, an Office Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 40, an Iron Turner.

Harriett, 39.

Daisy, 12.

William, 10.

Bertram Chapman, 6, born West Ham.

Albert Chapman, 5, born West Ham.

Gertrude Chapman, 3, born West Ham.


1911   21, Idmiston Road, Forest Lane, Stratford, Essex.


Harry was 24 years old, an Iron Turner. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 52, an Iron Turner – Great Eastern Body Works.

Harriett, 50.

Ethel, 22, a Dress Maker.

William, 20, an Apprentice.

Bertie, 16, an Apprentice.

Albert, 15, an Apprentice.

Gertrude, 13.

Arthur Chapman, 7, born West Ham.


In 1913, Ipswich, Harry married Alice Elizabeth Madder, born 1887, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Henry D. Chapman, born 1913, Ipswich.

Stanley G. Chapman, born 1915, Ipswich.

Francis E. Chapman, born 1917, Ipswich.


Soldier’s Effects to Alice Elizabeth Barber.

Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.

Royal Army Medical Corps, T.F., 88th Field Ambulance

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