Hubert J Chapman
Born in 1883 in Wheatley, second son of John and Helen Chapman. Brother of Arthur and Hurrell Chapman who also fought in the war, and returned, and of Gerald Chapman who lost his life. In the 1901 Census Hubert is listed as ‘ex-pupil teacher'. In 1911, at 28, he was an Elementary School master for London County Council, living at 79 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, Surrey, married to Maud E. Chapman nee Piper, herself an Elementary school mistress but employed by Surrey County Council, who had been born at Kew Gardens, Surrey. The couple were at that time accompanied in the house by Hubert's brother Gerald. The LCC Record of War Service shows that Hubert John Chapman served between 1915 and 1919, including in France, with both the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and the Royal Engineers, attaining the rank of Sergeant.