Author Topic: Gunner William Robert Chapman  (Read 353 times)

Offline ibbotson

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,581
    • View Profile
Gunner William Robert Chapman
« on: Monday 11 January 16 14:10 GMT (UK) »
Could anyone possibly assist with the service record for my grandfather born Milton Kent 1888...I have just found a photo showing him in uniform with details on back as follows.

Gunner, William Robert Chapman, service no 153531. Royal Garrison Artillary
Ibbotson, de Woolfson, Haynes, Chapman, Shoveler

Offline ScobieDrom

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 216
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Gunner William Robert Chapman
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 January 16 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Not able to find his service record, but, the Medal Rolls Index Cards show his rank as Gnr (Gunner) and confirms the details you have for regiment and regimental number.  He received the Victory Medal and the British Medal, but, not the Star; which suggests that he was not involved at the early part of the war.

Above details available to download from National Archives.  Link:  http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D1766577

Offline DavidGreenall110

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 476
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Gunner William Robert Chapman
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 January 16 19:39 GMT (UK) »
Hope this helps:

William Robert Chapman
Gunner
British War Medal and Victory Medal
Royal Garrison Artillery
153531
413 Sge. Bty. R.G.A.
Death, Sambles, Searle, Loates, Beamish, Brooks, Bates, Coates, Hughes, Lythgoe, Johnson, Rodgers, Hawthorne, Rhodes, Lister, Sneyd


Offline ibbotson

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,581
    • View Profile
Re: Gunner William Robert Chapman
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 January 16 22:28 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the info.

Regards David
Ibbotson, de Woolfson, Haynes, Chapman, Shoveler