Not on the Newmarket War Memorial
Killed by Enemy Action on Tuesday 18th February 1941
He was a gardener of Algiers Cottages, Dullingham. Husband of the late Eliza Louisa CHAPMAN (née BOWERS)|
Born in 1865 in Ashley on 19th January 1865 (Newmarket Q1-1865 3B:565), son of the late John and Emma CHAPMAN (née BAILEY).
1871 census...Aged 6, he was at Ashley with his father John CHAPMAN  farm labourer; mother Emma ; sister Rebecca ; brothers James , William  and Charles  and his grandmother Sally CHAPMAN . All were born in Ashley.
1881 census...Aged 16, a grocer's errand boy, he was at Ditton Cottages, Woodditton with his parents (mother now recorded as born in Kennett); brothers James (farm labourer, William (tailor's errand boy) Charles, Alfred  born Exning, Herbert  and Arthur ; sister Alice . Herbert and Arthur were born in Ditton Lodge.
1891 census...Aged 26, single, a gardener's labourer, he was at Railway Crossing, Woodditton with his parents (father now horse keeper); brothers James (carman), Alfred (railway porter), Herbert (grocer's errand boy), Arthur scholar and sisters Alice and Emma Ellen  born Woodditton.
He married Eliza Louisa BOWERS in 1894 in Burwell. She apparently died in Kingsclere in 1912
1901 census...Aged 36, a domestic gardener, he was at 3 Peck's Villas, Exning Road, Newmarket with his wife Louisa  born Burwell and their 2 sons, Henry W  and Maurice D  both born in Newmarket.
1911 census...Aged 46, a domestic gardener, he was at Park Cottages, Kingsclere with his wife and son Maurice.
In the 1939 register he seems to be a widowed jobbing gardener, at 38 Rasper Road, Finchley with his son Maurice D [9-2-1897] a motor mechanic, and daughter in law Mabel [22-1-1900]
Henry was injured in the High Street, Newmarket and died the same day at White Lodge Emergency Hospital, Exning Road, Newmarket.
Henry is buried in Newmarket Cemetery, Ref: NG-K:186
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