Arthur Augustus Chapman
Arthur Augustus Chapman, baptised in Wheatley in 1881, the eldest son of John Chapman, carpenter, born in Wheatley in 1849 and Helen, born 1856 in Nottingham. Throughout the period 1891 to 1911 the family were living at their builder's yard on High Street, Wheatley. Brother of Hubert and Hurrell Chapman, both of whom also fought in the war, and returned, and of Gerald Chapman who lost his life. By 1911 Arthur was styled plumber (importantly a pump specialist) and glazier: by then he was 29, single and still living with his parents. He served from 19 October 1915 to 16 August 1917 with the Royal Engineers Department, Labour Battalions, Regimental No. 124964 and with the rank of Pioneer. He had served abroad but was discharged as sick.