David Henderson Chapman

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2562
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Clerk
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More about David Henderson Chapman

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

David Henderson Chapman   2562   Black Watch


Lance-Corporal David Chapman, of the 1/4th Black Watch, whose death in action has been announced, was the second son of Mr James Chapman, confectioner, Forfar, late of Dundee and Wormit, where the family is well known.  The lance-corporal was employed as a clerk with the firm of Messrs George Duncan & Company, Commercial Street, and shortly after the outbreak of war joined Dundee’s own.  He was 26 years of age, and was in anticipation of a commission in the 3/4th Black Watch.

Montrose Standard 8th October 1915


The report recently published that Lance-Corporal David Chapman, of the 1/4th Black Watch, younger surviving son of Mr James Chapman, confectioner, Forfar, and formerly of Dundee, had been killed at the front has now been practically confirmed by communications that Mr Chapman has received from Major Rogers and a comrade of his son.

Major Rogers states that he knew Lance-Corporal Chapman well, and could speak in the highest terms of him both as a soldier and a man.

Lance-Corporal C. S. M’Crirrick, of the 4th, a comrade of the deceased, states that Chapman was killed about eighty yards from the British trench.

Before he enlisted Lance-Corporal Chapman was employed as a clerk with Messrs Robertson, Ireland & Co., Dundee. He was 26 years of age.

Dundee Courier 9th October 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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