Percival Douglas CHAPMAN

Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Nurseryman
Enlisted
18-November-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
5059
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, 16th Reinforcements
Embarked
31-March-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
7 June 1917
Place
Messines, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 3384 Private Frank Reginald Chapman.

 

Percy Chapman arrived in France from Egypt in June 1916 and transferred to the recently-raised 47th Battalion which participated in its first major battle at Pozieres. In February 1917 he was promoted to Sergeant, then spent a month in hospital with acute bronchitis. He re-joined his unit in May and five weeks later in Belgium was killed in action at Messines. He was buried near where he fell but after the war his grave could not be found.

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