known on all war records as GEORGE CHAPLIN.

Born: 21st January 1895, 24, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Died: 1st October 1918; age 24; Died of Wounds – Gunshot wounds to neck, right buttock & left hand. Wounded during the attack of North Cambrai on the 29th September 1918, and died two days later at No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.


Residence: c/o C.P.R. Steamship Line, Port McNichol, Ontario, Canada.

Occupation: Sailor.

Enlistment Details: Ontario, Canada; Date: 21st December 1917; Age: 22 years & 11 months; Religion: Presbyterian; Next of Kin: mother – Caroline Chaplin. Height: 5ft 3 1/2ins, medium complexion, blue eyes, & brown hair. Tattoo – of girl on right arm.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3031349.

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, 1st Central Ontario Regiment. 75th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory and British War.


Grave Reference:


Dulians British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Caroline Chaplin, of 20, East Street, Ipswich.






1901   20, Long Street, Ipswich.


Joseph was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Edward Chaplin, 50, a Plough Painter, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Caroline Chaplin (nee Mason), 43, born Ipswich.

Charles Edward W. Chaplin, 19, a Stonemason’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Eliza Susanna Chaplin, 16, born Ipswich.

William Chaplin, 11, born Ipswich.

James Henry Chaplin, 13, born Ipswich.

Thomas Chaplin, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   Deadman’s Buoy’s, Deptford, London.


Joseph was 16 years old, a Cook and part of the crew on board ‘Sunbeam’ a Schooner Sail – Trader from Chester. Master – Edward John Hughes.


Joseph’s mother received his Victory and British war medals at her home, of 20, East Street, Ipswich. She also received the Memorial Scroll despatched 24th September 1921, and the Memorial Plaque despatched 4th November 1921.


Joseph is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Helen’s Church, Ipswich.



Canadian Infantry, 1st Central Ontario Regiment. 75th Battalion:,_CEF

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