LIEUTENANT EDWARD WYNNE CHAPMAN
17TH NOVEMBER 1914 AGE 27
BURIED: YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, BELGIUM
Mrs Elivra Chapman, Edward Chapman's widow, chose his inscription. It is adapted from The Dead, Sonnet IV in Rupert Brooke's sonnet sequence 1914:
... He leaves a white
Unbroken glory, a gathered radiance,
A width, a shining peace, under the night.
Edward Chapman was born in New Zealand and educated there at Christ's College. He came to England in 1909 where he joined the army, the 3rd Dragoon Guards. In 1912 he went to Egypt and was serving there when the war broke out. He arrived back in Britain on 20 October 1914 and went straight out to France where he died of wounds on 17 November.