Wilbur Henry CHAPMAN


CHAPMAN, Wilbur Henry

Service Number: 417157
Enlisted: 31 January 1942, Adelaide South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 514 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Peterborough, South Australia, Australia, 26 May 1917
Home Town: Dawson, Peterborough, South Australia
Schooling: Primary School Head of Cavenagh, SA
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands, 22 January 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dawson War Memorial, Peterborough District Town Hall Honour Board WW2
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 417157
31 Jan 1942: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 417157, No. 514 Squadron (RAF)
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Adelaide South Australia Australia
9 Jan 1943: Embarked
22 Jan 1944: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 417157, No. 514 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Wilbur Henry CHAPMAN was born in Peterborough, South Australia on 26th May, 1917

His parents were Samuel CHAPMAN & Harriet WEBB

He married Isabel Jean McNEIL in SA in 1942

Wilbur died on 22nd January, 1944 and is buried in the Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard, Friesland, Netherlands, Plot D, Row 1, Grave 1

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial