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Lance Corporal Chapman was the husband of Cissie Chapman, who lived in Faversham, and the son of Mrs R. Dunkin of Jasmine Cottage, Boughton, and the late Mr Henry Chapman was killed in the First World War. He was a former pupil of Boughton Methodist Day School.
He is buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France, where his grave reference is X.G.17, and remembered with honour at the War Memorial at St. Barnabas.
Cheux is a village 10 kilometres west of Caen. The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. Those buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery died for the most part in the fluctuating battles from mid June to the end of July 1944, in the region between Tilly-sur-Seulles and Caen.
The cemetery contains 1,627 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 49 of them unidentified.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
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Photos - CWGC & “Faversham at War”