Lance Corporal John Chapman

Lance Corporal John Chapman

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research. Thank you to Jane Anthony for additional research.

John was born in 1888 son of Charles and Eliza Chapman of Audley End, Essex. He was married to Emily of 8 Trevor Gardens, Glynde, Lewes, Sussex.

John enlisted in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment and was in the Sussex Yeomanry.

John died on the 17th of October, 1918 aged 30 years. He is buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. This is a cemetery where many soldiers from the nearby casualty clearing stations are buried.

Lived                           Glynde, Sussex

Son of                          Charles and Eliza Chapman of Audley End, Essex

Husband of                 Emily Chapman of 8 Trevor Gardens, Glynde, Sussex

Regiment                     2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Number                        G/16585

Date of Death              17th October 1918
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death            Died of Wounds

Age                              30

Cemetery                     Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France