Name :-   Chapman, William Erskine Campbell

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   38

Rank :-   Serjeant

Number :-  T/2747038

Medal :-

Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  Royal Army Service Corps.

Date of death :-   11th June 1940

Cemetery / Memorial :-   Ourville-en-caux Communal Cemetery, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Grave 1

Family information :-   Son of James and Norah Mahoney Chapman; husband of Jane Kydd Chapman of Alyth, Perthshire.

William was born on 15 March, 1903 at 23 Littlejohn Street, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. His father, James, was a journeyman tailor, and was present at his birth. His mother was Norah, nee Mahoney.

James and Norah were married in Huntly, at 17 Littlejohn Street, Huntly, on 25 February 1890, which is the address for both of them on the certificate. James as still a journeyman tailor, and Norah was a domestic servant. His father was John Bryan (?) Chapman, tinsmith and gasfitter, and Helen, nee Erskine. Norah’s father was Michael Mahoney, journeyman tailor, and her mother was Mary, nee Lough. Witnesses were John Shand and Mary Ingram.

John and Helen were married on the 14 August 1855 in the Village of Whiterigg (?). His address was Clark Street, Airdrie, and her normal address was Sterling Street, Airdrie, but she was staying at Whiterigg. He was 20 and a tinsmith and gasfitter, and she was 19, and a domestic servant. John was born at Balquhatstone, near Falkirk in May 1835 and his birth was registered at Slamannan, nearby. Helen (or Hellen) was born 4 March 1836 at Kirknewton, Edinburgh.

John’s parents were James Chapman, a weaver, and Betsy (Janet), nee Reston who were married on the first Sabbath of October 1827 at Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

Helen’s parents were William Erskine, labourer, and Margaret, nee Allan (deceased). Witnesses were Thomas Jeffrey and William Wilkie.


Extra information :-

1891 census

75, George Street, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

James Chapman, head, 34, tailor, b. Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Norah Chapman, wife, 21, b. England

Helen E Chapman, daughter, 4 months, b. Huntly.