CHAPMAN, JACKSON 44524 Private 75th Company

THE LABOUR CORPS

Born Leyland  Enlisted Leyland  Living Leyland

Died  France / Flanders  12 December 1917

Formerly 68194 The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Ref: Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919, Part 80

Jackson Chapman’s name appears on the following local memorials:-

War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland

Wesleyan / Methodist ‘Roll of Honour’

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Private Chapman is buried in the:-

DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, IEPER, BELGIUM

Grave Ref: Plot III  Row D Grave 6. Age 39, son of Jane Winder of 152 Eaves Lane, Chorley.

The Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery is located on the N369 1.5 km north of Ieper town centre, on the right-hand side of the road just before the N38 northern by-pass of Ieper.

No record has been found of where the 75th Coy, Labour Corps was operating at the time of Jackson Chapman’s death, but since he is buried in an Advanced Dressing Station cemetery, it is safe to assume that he was fighting nearby in the Yprès Salient although he is described in ‘Soldiers Died’ as ‘Died,’ and not as ‘Killed in Action, or ‘Died of Wounds.’

‘Medal Index Cards’ Public Record Office WRO 329  Researcher David Lloyd.

Chapman, Jackson  Liverpool Reg  Pte  Reg No 68194

Labour Corps  Reg No 4452 (sic)

MEDAL  Victory LC / 101 B28  Page 2768

This man appears in the C.W.G.C. index and in the Medal Index Cards as ‘Chapman, Jackson’, but in ‘Soldiers Died’ as ‘Winder, Jackson’. It has not been established which is his correct name, but, as he appears on the local memorials as Chapman, Jackson I am listing him under that name. The Medal Index Cards Labour Corps number above (4452), is at variance with ‘C.W.G.C.’ and ‘Soldiers Died’ (44524).

Note 1:- I have found no newspaper report of Jackson Chapman’s death, nor have I found him under either name in any local records.

Note 2:- ‘Soldiers Died’ are at variance with the Medal Index cards and ‘C.W.G.C’ over Pte. Chapman’s King‘s (Liverpool Regiment) number, giving 68074 and not 68194. Surprisingly, the ‘C.W.G.C.’ give his regiment as the King’s (Liverpool Regiment) even though he had been transferred to the Labour Corps by the time of his death – in the ‘heading’ above I have given ‘The Labour Corps’ as I feel this is more correct.

Chapman, Jackson. WE Waring  2003