COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR, THOMAS CHAPMAN 12/96. Born in St. John’s, New Brunswick, USA in 1865. Thomas moved to the UK and married Maud May Wingham in July 1902. The couple lived at 74 Francis Street, Hull and Thomas worked as a Hall Porter in a Club to make ends meet. Aged 49 at the time of enlistment, he could have left the fight to younger men of military age, but instead queued outside Hull City Hall to join the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, ‘The Sportsmen’, 3rd Hull Pals. He never saw combat. He died on 27th January 1916 having not travelled to Egypt when the battalion shipped out before Christmas. Thomas Chapman is buried in Hull Western Cemetery; he was 50 years old.
Company Sergeant Major
Hull Western Cemetery, East Yorkshire, UK
74 , FRANCIS STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom