CHAPMAN, William

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Rapid City - Manitoba
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
23 years 11 months
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        2nd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             6th Infantry Brigade
                                             27th Battalion - City of Winnipeg
                                             The Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   1001025
RESIDENCE:                    Rapid City – Manitoba 
DATE OF BIRTH:            March 6, 1894.
                                             Wingham – Turnberry Township – County of Huron – Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           February 27, 1918                23 years     11 months
CEMETERY:                     Rapid City Cemetery – Rapid City –
                                             Westman Region – Manitoba 
                                             Plot 10
MOTHER:                          Mrs. Maggie Emma Attridge (Chapman) – Rapid City - Manitoba
Occupation:                        Farmer                                  Religion:     Presbyterian
Enlistment:                         Rapid City – Manitoba – March 22, 1916 – into 226th Battalion
Enlistment Age:                 22 years

Private Chapman arrived in Liverpool on December 28, 1916. He originally transferred to the 14th Reserve Battalion before joining the 27th Battalion, going to France and joining his unit in the field on June 7, 1917.
Private Chapman is in the field about three months before being admitted to No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance on September 16, 1917. Four days later on September 20th he is transferred to No. 22 British Casualty Clearing Station - Bruay . Invalided back to England he becomes a patient at Queen Mary’s Military Hospital at Whalley in Lancashire on September 27, 1917. He is tested several times and declared dangerously ill and then seriously ill before he is diagnosed with tuberculosis on December 28, 1917.
On January 8, 1918 he moves to the Canadian Special Hospital based at Lenham in Kent. Very late in January he moves to No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in Liverpool and then in early February he is invalided back to Canada. From Halifax he goes to Kingston, Ontario on February 19, 1918.
Private Chapman passes away on February 27, 1918 and his remains are taken to Rapid City, Manitoba for burial.