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Arthur William CHAPMAN (Corporal NX27779)
Birth: 20 Feb 1895 Narellan NSW
Father: Joseph CHAPMAN (27 Mar 1856 - 17 Nov 1929)
Mother: Sevira Jane BRAILSFORD (abt 1857 - 13 Jun 1922)
Marriage: Ruby May FISHER 1920 Armidale NSW
Enlisted: 10 Jun 1940 Paddington NSW
Residence: Leichhardt NSW
Next of Kin: Gloria Chapman
Unit : 2/20 Australian Infantry Battalion
Death: 9 Feb 1945 Borneo
POW: Sandakan Borneo
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia
Roll of Hon: Soldiers Memorial Macarthur Park Camden NSW
Corporal Arthur William Chapman was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force.
The 1494 POW's that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942.
(Information and photo copied with permission from Australian War Memorial)
Corporal Arthur William CHAPMAN died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 9 February 1945 age 39.
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