William Taylor McLew Chapman Unknown date of birth - Died 15 July 1942 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number9363 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Taylor McLew AWMM SurnameChapman AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number9363 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Shepherd AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Mihiwaka, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr A. Chapman, Mihiwaka, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 05 Jan 1940 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number9363 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMDunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; 20 Infantry Battalion AWMM; 2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › William Chapman was the son of Arthur Edward Chapman and of Winifred Grace Chapman (nee McLew), of Mihiwaka, Otago, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death27 AWMM Date of death15 July 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery nameEl Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave referenceII. F. 11. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William Taylor McLew Chapman by laying a poppy. William Levin Chapman William Patrick Chapman William Taylor McLew Chapman Wira Chapman Samuel George Chapman-Cohen Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Taylor McLew Chapman Leave a note Contribute › Processing William was my mothers (Elizabeth Chapman) brother who was always fondly remembered by her...I grew up hearing about him and apparantly my youngest son looks a lot like him. I actually think of him a lot as he was an uncle I never got to know...who never got to fall in love..marry and raise a family...just a simple farm boy who was transported into a living nightmare. Thanks Uncle Bill for making the ultimate sacrifice for your country and family Public - Vivien Dorothy - Other Relative - 7 April 2015 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 1: WW2 35 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 07 April 2015Vivien DorothyInvercargill, New ZealandOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.