David John Chapman

David John “Peter” Chapman

Name: CHAPMAN David John

Date of Birth: January 1890

Birth Location: Hampstead, London.

Baptised: April 1890, Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Camden, Middlesex.

Also Known As: Peter

Age at Burial: 69 years

Date of Death: 25 October 1959

Death Location: Bunbury, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 27 October 1959

Denomination: Anglican B

Row/Grave: Row 10 / Grave 128

Grave Transcription:


Loving Memory





DIED 25 TH OCT, 1959.


Father: Edward David Chapman born: March 1855, Padstow, Cornwall. Died: October 1926, Wimbledon, Surrey, England.

Mother: Sarah Jones born: 1858, Glamorganshire, Wales. Died: July 1906, Kingston, Surrey.

Grandfather (Father): John Wills Chapman born: 1819 Padstow, Cornwall. Died: June 1896 Swansea, Wales.

Grandmother (Father): Mary Ann Parnell born: 29 December 1819 Padstow, Cornwall. Died: March 1882 Swansea, Wales.

Grandfather (Mother): Thomas Jones born: 1817 Swansea, Wales. Died: July 1891, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Grandmother (Mother): Sarah Rees born: 16 September 1817, Glamorganshire, Wales. Died: April 1891, Glamorganshire, Wales.


Sarah Ann Chapman born: 5 January 1879 Swansea, Wales. Died: January 1964, Surrey, England. Married July 1907 James Edwin Thomton Bromwich.

Mary Jane Chapman born: 1881 Glamorganshire, Wales. Died: January 1933 Croydon, Surrey. Married 24 November 1906 John Tully.

Edward George Chapman born: 1885 Shepherds Bush, England. Died: Unknown.

William Parnell Chapman born: 1888 West Hampstead, London. Died: 1970 Surrey, England. (Military Service Australia WW1 – W3978) Married July 1917 Dorothy Ida Hughes.

George Llewelyn Chapman born: 1893 Wimbledon, London. Died: January 1968 Colchester, Essex. Married 19 August 1916 Susannah Emma Ellis.

Beatrice Elizabeth Chapman born: 6 October 1895 Wimbledon, London. Died: April 1963 Surrey North, England. Married 14 August 1923 Herbert Frederick John Watts.

Spouse: 1. Grace Elizabeth Shiel (nee Roberts) born: 1879 Capel. Died: 23 July 1928 Buried Capel Cemetery.

  1. Elizabeth Ellen “Sis” Roberts (Formerly Thompson – nee Nelms) born: 1882. Died: 24 February 1984 Perth.

Children: Beatrice Mae “Betty” Chapman born: 4 May 1922 Kalgoorlie. Died: 26 April 1997 Buried Capel Cemetery. Married 1943 Edwin “Keith” Turner.

Occupation: Chauffeur, Miner, Bridge Carpenter, Handyman.

Military Service:

Their Story

Trove Article – Betty’s Engagement.

Christmas 1942.

Beatrice Mae (Betty), daughter of Mr D. J. Chapman, of Capel. to (Gnr) Edwin Keith, son of Mr and Mrs F. H. Turner of Capel.

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David John "Peter" Chapman