Edward Chapman

Census Address: Stamford Infirmary
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1896
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Edward Chapman – The Infirmary

In 1911 there were 45 patients in Stamford Infirmary. 8 of them were born in Swinstead, a small village between Stamford and Bourne, so it is likely that there had been an outbreak of serious disease there.

Percy Chapman Obituary 2

Percy Chapman Obituary – Grantham Journal 26-8-1916

Edward Chapman, a carpenter on an estate, aged 15 was one of them. His elder brother Frank aged 20 also a carpenter was there too. They were the sons of George and Mary Chapman of Swinstead and in 1911 there were another 7 surviving children in the family. Both boys must have recovered well however. In May Edward won a second place in a local shearing contest and in December Frank was married.

Edward joined the 6th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed at Gallipoli on 1st October 1915 but as the newspaper article explains his parents were not notified until nearly a year later. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.