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Full Name: William Taylor McLew Chapman
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Taylor McLew
Surname: Chapman
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9363
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Shepherd
Next of Kin: Mr A. Chapman, Mihiwaka, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Mihiwaka, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 35
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 15 July 1942
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: II. F. 11.
Biographical Notes: William Chapman was the son of Arthur Edward Chapman and of Winifred Grace Chapman (nee McLew), of Mihiwaka, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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