- Surnames starting with the letter C. 

Samuel Chapman

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:12th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Gloucester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Queen's Cemetery, Bucquoy
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born at Sale during the September quarter 1890 in the Altrincham R.D. -
ref: 8a/184, the son of Thomas & Alice Chapman (nee Newton).

1891 Census - 100, Chapel Road, Sale.    Son - aged: 7 months - born: Sale.
   Head of Household - Thomas Chapman - Married - aged: 45 - occ: Timber
Sawyer - born: Sale, Chesire.    Also - Alice Chapman - Wife - aged: 43 -
born: Sale, Cheshire.     Plus 4 elder brothers and 2 elder sisters.

1901 Census - 100, Shop, Chapel Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 10 - born: Sale. 
 Head of Household - Thomas Chapman - Married - aged: 55 - occ: Hand Sawyer
& Labourer & Shopkeeper - born: Sale, Cheshire.    Also - Alice Chapman -
Wife - aged 53 - born: Sale, Cheshire.   Plus 2 elder brothers and 2 elder

1911 Census - High Legh, Cheshire.   Son - UnMarried - aged: 20 - occ:
Working on Farm - born: Sale, Cheshire.   Head of household - Thomas
Chapman (father) - Married - aged: 65 - occ: Farmer - born: Rostherne
Court, Cheshire.    Also - Alice Chapman (mother) - wife - aged: 63 - born:
High Legh.

Enlisted at Runcorn.  He originally served with the Army Service Corps -
No. M2-182134.

The 12th (Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment was raised at
Bristol on the 30th of August 1914.   After training close to home, in June
1915 they joined 95th Brigade, 32nd Division at Wensleydale, being
officially adopted by the War Office on the 23rd of June.  They moved to
Codford on Salisbury Plain for final training in August 1915 and proceeded
to France on the 21st of November 1915.   On the 26th of December 1915 they
transferred with 95th Brigade to 5th Division.   They fought in numerous
battles - The Somme 1916 - Arras 1917 - Italy in January 1918. Recalled to
France in March 1918 and were in action during the Battles of the Lys.  On
the 14th of August 1918 the 5th Division was withdrawn for two weeks rest. 
They then moved to the Somme where they were in continuous action over the
old battlegrounds.  Samuel was possibly killed on the last day of the
Battle of Albert 21st - 23rd August 1918.  Only one problem with that
theory - Bucquoy is some distance to the north-east of Albert, more in the
Bapaume area.

Received the two basic war medals - BWM & the VM.

Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Rosthern)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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