In Memory of
DOUGLAS COLLIER CHAPMAN
Lieutenant 429th Field Coy., Royal Engineers
who died on Sunday, 20th October 1918.
Age 23.

Commonwealth
War Graves Commission

Casualty Details      324151  


 
Personal
Information

Son of Alice Maude Chapman, of 24, Midhurst Rd., West Baling, London, and the late Ernest Ashton Chapman, C.E . He was born in 1895 at Hackney. 

 In 1901, Douglas was living with his parents Ernest and Alice in Barwick Elmet in Yorkshire. In 1911 he was a student at Kings College School in London, but living with a boarding house master at 8, Ridgeway Gardens, Wimbledon. 

 It is not entirely certain that this Douglas Chapman is the serviceman commemorated on Rayne Memorial.



Memorial: 
Grave 
Reference/
Panel Number:
Location:
  
BEAUVOIS-EN-CAMBRESIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France .

 
Theatre of War:

The girls' school in Beauvois-en-Cambresis was used by the Germans to accommodate British wounded in August, 1914. The village was occupied by the New Zealand Division on the 9th-10th October, 1918. 

 There are now 10, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. 

Lt. Chapman was the last of the men commemorated on the Rayne Memorial to be killed. 

 The war was less than three weeks from its end. 

 At this stage the Germans were being pushed back continuously and much of the fighting was over open ground, as opposed to the long years in the mud of the trenches