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William Merton Chapman

In memory of:

Flying Officer William Merton Chapman

January 16, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/38421

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

100 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings.

Additional Information


Born:

January 17, 1923

Son of James L. Chapman and Bessie Aleda Chapman, of Meaford, Ontario.

Brother of Flying Officer Kenneth Louis Chapman who died on November 6, 1944 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Sergeant Walter Gray Chapman who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

He served in Canada and Great Britain. He had 868 days of service, including 288 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 502 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

14. Z. 1.

Location:

The BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY is in the district of Charlottenburg, 8 kilometres west of the city centre, on the south side of the Heerstrasse. From Theodor Heuss Platz in the district of Charlottenburg near the exhibition hall complex and next to the olympic stadium, follow signs for Spandau, proceeding along the Heerstrasse. The Cemetery lies on the Heerstrasse on the left hand side of the road and 3 kilometres from Theodor Heuss Platz. Visitors should drive beyond the BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY to the traffic lights, then turn left directly onto a small one way street running parallel to the Heerstrasse. The Cemetery entrance is on this small one way road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer William Merton Chapman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer William Merton 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
  • Photo of William Merton Chapman– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Merton Chapman– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Meaford Cenotaph– Meaford, Ontario

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