Monday, 7 August 2017

Robert Chapman 1883 - 1914

East Yorkshire Regiment Cap Badge

Born: 1883

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1914
Regiment and Battalion: East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion
Service number and rank : 7876 Private
Entered Theatre of War: 8 September 1914
Awards: 1914 Star with clasp, The Victory Medal and the British War Medal

Death: Missing presumed dead 20 October 1914 aged 31
CWGC Remembered: Ploegsteert Memorial
Panel Reference: 4

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Husband of Florence Chapman who lived at 23 Summer Lane Barnsley

St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the First World War
Everyone Remembered

From the Sheffield Evening Telegraph 5 May 1916 with thanks to Find My Past

Robert Chapman, of Summer Lane, Barnsley, who served with the East Yorks Regt., missing since October, 1914, is now reported by the War Office as believed to be dead.

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