-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

Updated 16-May-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JAMES ALFRED CHAPMAN

Photo of Commissioned Gunner James Alfred Chapman, courtesy of his niece, Diana Brock, February 2009

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commissioned Gunner
Date Joined Hood: 18 December 1939
Biographical Information: James born on 13 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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Commissioned Gunner James Alfred Chapman, courtesy of his niece, Diana Brock, January 2008Photo of Commissioned Gunner James Alfred Chapman, courtesy of his niece, Suzanne Chapman, February 2016
Above/Left- James as a gunnery rating early in his naval career; Above/Right - James and Mary on their wedding day
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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)