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Born: 24 March 1893, Leeds
Died: 1982, Downham, Norfolk
Address: Argyle Street, Shipley
Parents: James Joseph & Annie Mary
Spouse: Winifred Alice, nee Bailey
Siblings: Jesse, Percy, Leo
Occupation: Ship’s steward
Rank: L Cpl
Medals/awards: Military Medal with Clasp
Rolls of Honour:
Regiment: KIng’s Own Liverpol
Harold Chapman
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Harold Chapman was born in Leeds on 24 March 1893, the son of tailor James Joseph Chapman and his wife Annie Mary. The family had move around a great deal – from London to Tunbridge Wells, Leeds and at the time of the 1901 census they were at Argyle Street, Shipley. Ten years later they had moved to Manningham and 18-year-old William was given as a warper though that was about to change. On 27 October 1916, the Shipley Times & Express reported: “The many friends of Cpl Harold Chapman, of the King’s Own
Liverpool Regiment, will be delighted to hear of his success in obtaining the Military Medal with Clasp. “Cpl Chapman is an old scholar of the Otley Road Board School, Shipley, and has done a considerable amount of travelling between this country and America. Before the war he was employed as a steward on board a ship belonging to the Booth Line of Liverpool. “Cpl Chapman was a stretcher bearer to his company and the award has been granted in recognition of his bravery and
devotion to duty on the battlefield. “He has been at the front since a year last January. He is a brother of Mr L Chapman of 5 Midland Road, Frizinghall.” On 7 December 1918 Harold, who was now living in Weybridge, Surrey, married Winifred Alice Bailey. The moving continued because at the time of the 1939 survey the couple were at Benfleet and Harold was given as a political agent for the Conservatives. He died in 1982, having moved to Downham in Norfolk