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William Taylor McLew Chapman

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Taylor McLew AWMM
  • Surname
    Chapman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9363 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mihiwaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A. Chapman, Mihiwaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    9363 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Shepherd/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Death
    15 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. F. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • 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

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 35 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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07 April 2015Vivien DorothyInvercargill, New ZealandOther Relative
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