Chapman, E J V
EDWIN JAMES VICTOR CHAPMAN
Remembered with honour Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot III, Row J, Grave 11.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 26 July 1915, and was killed in action during an unsuccessful attack by C Company near Achiet-le-Grand. Unfortunately, Edwin’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Edwin in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 April 1917; also In Memoriams in the issues dated 16 March 1918 and 15 March 1919.
Son of Alexander and Celia Louisa (nee BEVAN) CHAPMAN of Watford.
His parents married 20 August 1889 at Merthyr Tydfil, Breconshire. Alexander died 1942 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 1 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Celia died 10 October 1946 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 14 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Edwin was born 1897 in Watford, and baptised 26 September 1897 at Christ Church, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, aged 13 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit"C" Company, 7th Battalion
Date of death15/03/1917
Age at death10
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)