Chaplin, F J
FRANK JOHN CHAPLIN
Remembered with honour Jerusalem War Cemetery: Row O, Grave 46.
He enlisted in Wealdstone, Middx, and was formerly Private 1584 9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, and Private 8173 14th Battalion London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at Field Ambulance, Palestine, of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Frank’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Frank Arthur and Jessie (nee BENNELL) CHAPLIN of Watford.
His parents married 2 December 1893 at St Martin’s, Kentish Town, London. Frank died 13 July 1929 in Watford aged 59, and was buried 17 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Jessie died 7 January 1953 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 12 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Frank was born 4 January 1897 in Harlesden, Middx, and baptised 28 March 1897 at St Michael’s, Willesden, Middx. He attended Alexandra School, Watford, from 11 January 1904 to 13 January 1911. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a printer’s assistant aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and eight siblings.
Service numberS/3931 or 513931
Unit"B" Company, 2nd/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish)
Date of death01/05/1918
Age at death21
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)