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Sydney Parnell Chapman - Papers relating to First World War service, 1914 - 1916

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Contains photocopied material. Item 1 -- Letter (photocopy) from Chapman, Zeitoun Camp, [Egypt], to his mother, dated 26 July 1915. (holograph; 3 leaves)

    Item 2 -- Letter (photocopy) of sympathy from Briscoe & Company Limited, Wellington, [New Zealand], to Mrs Jessie Chapman, Wellington, dated 16 September 1915, regarding reports on her missing son at Gallipoli. (typescript; 2 leaves)

    Item 3 -- Two postcards (photocopies) to Chapman from his mother and brother, dated 30 September 1915, expressing their concern at not having heard from him. (holographs; 2 leaves each)

    Item 4 -- Letter (photocopy) of condolence from the New Zealand High Commissioner, London, [England], to Mrs J. [Jessie] Chapman, Wellington, New Zealand, dated 6 March 1916, regarding the death of her son. (typescript; 1 leaf)

    Item 5 -- Soldier's pay-book issued to Private Sydney Parnell Chapman, beginning 9 August 1914. (7 leaves)

    Item 6 -- Sheet of photocopied items - newspaper obituaries, photographs, poems. (2 leaves)

  • Other Id

    2633 (Presto content ID)

    MS-1564 (Reference Number)

    23843 (DBTextworks system ID)

    86/65 (Registration number)

  • Department

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  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Sydney Parnell Chapman - Papers relating to First World War service, 1914 - 1916
  • Primary Maker
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    1 folder (6 items)

  • Level of Current Record
  • Provenance Details
    Location of original: Originals are in the possession of Mrs Eila Mead, of Auckland.
  • Public Access Text

    See also Cenotaph database record.

  • Subject Notes
    10/2411 Private Sydney Parnell Chapman served with the Samoan Expeditionary Force and later B Company, 5th Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1NZEF, during the First World War. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915, aged 22.
  • Credit Line
    Donated by Mrs Eila Mead (great niece) in 1986.
  • Last Update
    07 Jul 2023
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