Herbert Chaplin (c.1889-1916)

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Herbert Chaplin

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

CHAPLIN, HERBERT. Private. No 22014. 'B' Company 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Holmfirth. Son of Harry and Mary Ann Chaplin, 131 Woodhead Road, Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs W.H. and J. Barber at Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Was a member of Holmbridge Rugby Football club and a keen athlete. Being just five foot three inches in height he enlisted in a bantam battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers at Bolton. Suffered a severe compound fractures to the skull and knee and died in No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, at 2.30pm, on 27.8.1916, aged 27 years. Buried CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 57.
ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.
Brother of Private JOHN HENRY CHAPLIN killed in action, 8.10.1916.

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