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Donald Harold Chapman

In memory of:

Observer Donald Harold Chapman

September 10, 1942
Marl, Westphalie, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

R/113527

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

14th OTU (RAF)

Citation(s):

Defense Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp, operational wings.

Additional Information


Born:

April 27, 1923
Moncton, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

June 25, 1941
Moncton, New Brunswick

Son of Aubrey Ora and Pearl Lillian Chapman, of Moncton, New Brunswick.

He served in Canada and Great Britain. He had 417 days of service, including 134 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 17. E. 15-18.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Observer Donald Harold Chapman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Observer Donald Harold Chapman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Inscription on a family grave marker located at Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton NB, Canada. (Photo credit: Captain (Ret'd) E.L.L. Gaudet, CD)
  • Photo of Donald Harold Chapman– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Donald Harold Chapman– Donald H Chapman
  • Grave Marker
  • Reichswald Forest War Cemetery– Entrance
  • Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
  • Roll of Honour
  • Panoramic of cemetery

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