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.
No connection to Capel can be found.
|Son of||Charles and Eliza Chapman of Audley End, Essex|
|Brother of||Emily Chapman of 8 Trevor Gardens, Glynde, Sussex|
|Regiment||2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment|
|Date of Death||17th October 1918|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause of Death||Died of wounds|
|Memorial||Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France|