In Memory of
U.S. Army Private
Fred Waldo Chapman
Milbank, South Dakota
Grant County
October 4, 1897 – January 28, 1944
Died in England

Fred Waldo Chapman

Fred W. Chapman was born October 4, 1897, to Abe and Laura Chapman, at Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minnesota. He had a brother and five sisters. Fred attended Milbank grade school and high school, but then moved to Montana, where he was engaged in railroad and construction work. He married in Montana and had two children: Lois and Luverne. In 1938, Fred returned to the Milbank area, where he worked as a carpenter.

On July 8, 1942, Fred Chapman entered active service at Fort Snelling in Minnesota. Private Chapman went overseas on January 13, 1943, where he was part of the 197th Gasoline Supply Company.

On January 28, 1944, Pvt. Fred Chapman died in Devon, England. He is buried at Plot E, Row 4, Grave 107, Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sheila Hansen, Fallen Sons State Coordinator, Spearfish, SD.  Information for this entry was provided by an application for a SD veteran’s bonus payment and by the Grant County Review, 2/17/44 issue, provided by Sharon Steege, Grant County Historical Society.