William McNab CHAPMAN


CHAPMAN, William McNab

Service Number: 285
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 30 October 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, SN 285, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, SN 285, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 285, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

William McNab Chapman

William McNab Chapman (Brother of Joseph Chapman)
Rank L Cpl
Service number 285
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment Place: Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Date of death 30th Oct 1917
Theatre of death France and Flanders
Cause of death Killed in Action age 23
Other detail 11 Bn.
Killed in action 30th Oct 1917 Pte William McNab Chapman Australians The Second son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Chapman Coogan street Barrhead age 23. Also their eldest son Private Joseph Chapman Australians age 25 Killed 30th May 1916.
Private Chapman- Pte Wm. McNab Chapman of the Australian Division was killed in action in France on 30th Oct 1917, He was the Second son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Chapman of Coogan street Barrhead, And his Brother Joseph also of the Australian forces was killed in May of last year. Wm had only been out in Australia for a short time when war broke out and he immediately joined up. He was one of the landing party at Gallipoli and went through all the terrible fighting of that enterprise. He was the last survivor of the Original company with which he was connected in the Gallipoli landing. A third Son is also with the colours, In addition to the two sons named above, Mr and Mrs Chapman have also lost a Son -in -law Flight Commander Louis D Morrison, Of the RN, who was drowned in July of the present year when flying his machine.
William is Commemorated at Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31

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