CHAPMAN, Frederick James
(Service number 67529)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||7 June 1880||Place of Birth||Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||31 avenue Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Annie CHAPMAN (mother), 425 Tuam Street, Linwood, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||13 June 1955||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 28, Plot 172NS|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Frederick James Chapman, known as Fred was the son of James and Ann (Annie, née Phillips) Chapman. Fred's father James had come to New Zealand in his teens, with his parents, the family residing at Temuka. James Chapman had a keen interest in Volunteering and musical matters. In Christchurch, where he had lived since about 1875, he was an enthusiastic soldier, bandsman and bandmaster of the Salvation Army band. In 1901 he joined the Elite Band, of which his son and pupil, Mr Fred Chapman, was a member. Fred was educated at Phillipstown and Christchurch East schools. James Chapman died in 1905. Fred lived with his mother in Tuam Street for many years, Annie dying there in 1934. Later in life Frederick married Marion Violet who survived him for nearly 11 years.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 February 2020]; School Admission record [08 February 2020]; Bromley Cemetery burial records (Christchurch City Council) [08 February 2020]; Star, 13 May 1905 (Papers Past) [08 February 2020]
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
Currently Assigned to
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.
Tell us more
Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!