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Local news North West Tonight any info on a Peter Chapman 16th Batt Lancashire Fusiliers came from Worsley apparantly , seeking relatives if any survive to return the plaque to his family. Help anyone. Ralph.

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I saw this too.

He was Corporal 15016 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in action on 26th August 1918.

He was the husband of Ellen Chapman, 20 Staveley Road, Poolsbrook, Chesterfield and the son of Peter (coal miner) and Mary Chapman of Rake Lane, Clifton, Manchester.

In 1911 Peter Chapman was working as a Collier (underground waggoner) and living with his wife and her parents at 21 Dumbell Street, Pendlebury.

Peter and Ellen married in October 1910. They had a daughter, Mary, in July 1913.

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What made this a news story?

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It is/was a local bit of news, a chap "found" the plaque in his attic, been there for 40 years (the plaque I mean not the chap), not the only discovery ever but it filled in a gap I suppose in the news. Ralph.

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