-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
James Alfred Chapman

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Date of birth: 13th September 1900
Place of birth: Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Parents: George and Alice Chapman
Wife: Mary Chapman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commissioned Gunner
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

James born on 13th September 1900 in Alverstoke, Hampshire to parents George and Alice Chapman. He is known to have had a sister named Gladys.

He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from May 1912 to February 1916. He entered the Navy as a rating (service number J49819)and was trained at H.M.S. Ganges His specialty was gunnery. He later became a commissioned officer. He was the husband of Mary Chapman, of Fareham, Hampshire. They are not believed to have had any children.

James was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 45, Column 3

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Navy List
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
The National Archives (ADM 188/746)
His niece, Diana Brock (photo & information, January 2008 & February 2009)
His niece, Suzanne Chaplin (photo & information, February 2016)