CHAPMAN, Frederick James
(Service number 67529)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 7 June 1880 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 31 avenue Street, Timaru
Occupation Wicker worker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Annie CHAPMAN (mother), 425 Tuam Street, Linwood, Christchurch
Religion Methodist
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Basket maker


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

Biographical Notes

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]

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