Sidney Chapman

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Sidney Chapman

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
12893

Date of Enlisting:                            
29.8.1914

Date of death:                        
17.9.1949

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Sidney enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, on 29th August 1914.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  His battalion fought in the First Battle of Ypres and Sidney suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg in the Battle of Hill 60 on 21st March 1915.  He was discharged from service on 2nd June 1916.

Sidney was awarded the 14/15 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Silver Badge.

Sidney died at the Lister Hospital, Hertfordshire on 17 September 1949.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
4.9.1896

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
1st quarter 1919   

 

Sidney was the second son of George and Julia (nee Lee) Chapman, born in Ashwell on 4th September 1886. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. The 1911 census records Sidney as a farm labourer in Ashwell.

Sidney married Dorothy May Holt in the first quarter of 1919.  They had one son Sidney Dennis, born at Letchworth Garden City on 28th July 1920.

Sidney died at the Lister Hospital, Hertfordshire on 17 September 1949.

Sidney's brother, Victor, served with the Royal Field Artillery in France and survived the War.

 

Commentary:

Other references:

Royston Crow 26 March 1915

Mr Chote has seen old boys Sidney Chapman and Frank Harradine.

Royston Crow 30 April 1915

Pte. S. Chapman, fought on Hill 60, wounded in leg, recovering.

 

Name:

Sidney Chapman

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

17.9.1949

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

1st Battalion

Regimental Number:       

12893

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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