Born: 1925, Ipswich.

Died: 8th March 1945; age: 19; KiA at Mandalay, Burma.

Residence: 96, Murray Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 14436202.

Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps, 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales’ Dragoon Guards).


Originally buried at Mandalay War Cemetery. Body later exhumed, identified and re-buried in 1951 at Taukkyan War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Taukkyan War Cemetery,



Images courtesy of Kevin Knights.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter Osbourne Chapman & Doris Ethel Chapman, of Ipswich.


Father: Walter Osborne Chapman, born August 1872, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. A Commercial Traveller  – Butchers.

Mother: Doris Ethel Chapman (nee Picking), born May 1900, Woolwich, London.


John was educated at Northgate School, Ipswich.

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