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  • Photograph was published on 14th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
Harry was born in 1897 in Nottingham and was the son of Edward a hotel porter and Harriet Chaplin, living at 18 Tyler Street, Colwick Street, Nottingham. Both his mother Edward and his mother Harriett had been born in Bedworth Warwickshire his father in 1853 and his mother Harriett in 1863, they were married C1891 and went on to have 5 children all of whom were born in Nottingham, they were Edward b1896, Harry b1897, Ernest b1900, Hetty b1904 and Arthur b1909. In the 1911 census the family are living at 33 Pump Street, Nottingham, Edwards 58 yrs a hotel porter is living with his wife Harriett and their children , Edward 15 yrs a bottle washer at a brewery, Harry 13 yrs, Ernest 11 yrs, Hetty 7 yrs and Arthur 2 yrs On his photograph published on 14th June 1915 it gives his family home as being 18 Tyler Street off Colwick Street, Nottingham.
24 Apr 1915
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Private
3rd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harry Chaplin enlisted on 20th May 1914 at Nottingham into the Army Special Reserve, he was 18 yrs and 66 days old, he gave his occupation as a lace dresser. At the outbreak of the war he was embodied for service and served with the 3rd battalion Sherwood Foresters. He landed in France with his battalion on 27th December 1914. He was returned to England suffering from Diabetes and treated at the 4th Southern General Hospital at Plymouth. He died at 4.30 pm on 24th May 1915 , his cause of death was recorded as Diabetes. He was buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery
Two of his brothers all served and died in the 'Great War' Private Edward Chaplin enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 1st battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He died from wounds received in action at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Mendingham Military Cemetery grave reference V E 30 Private Ernest Chaplin enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 1st battalion Norfolk Regiment he died of wounds on 7th September 1918 and he is buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps
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  • Photograph was published on 14th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Harry Caplin - Photograph was published on 14th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918