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Does anyone know what F.C. after a name on a war memorial indicates

The inscription reads Sgt F. A. CHAPLIN F. C.

Any help would be appreciated

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Please, it would be a lot more help if you gave the context to your question, not the barest of details.....

Which War Memorial are you referring to?

CWGC lists 12 F Chaplins, but the only F A Chaplin is ranked as a Private

CHAPLIN, F A. Rank: Private. Service No: 203195. Date of Death: 18/03/1917.
Regiment/Service: Royal Berkshire Regiment. 1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. F. 45. Cemetery: BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY
it might be this chap, temporarily "acting up" as a Sgt...
CHAPLIN, F. Rank: Corporal. Service No: 9033. Date of Death: 24/01/1917.
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: T. 25. Cemetery: CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
but the only Serjeant is this chap.....
CHAPLIN, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Rank: Lance Serjeant. Service No: CH/16206. Date of Death: 03/02/1915. Age: 23.
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry. H.M.S. "Clan McNaughton."
Panel Reference: 13. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William Frederick and Caroline Rebecca Chaplin, of 20, Cassimer Terrace, Beecholme Rd., Upper Clapton, London.
Do you know what the initials F A stand for? (on the memorial, although it could refer to what you've provided! :w00t: )
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I did the same as Kevin and checked CWGC and SDGW with no obvious results. If his initials were engraved incorrectly and someone had them re-engraved (as in F.C after his name) there are still no results!! Bit more info may help.



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Is he the only one with FC after his name?

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Just checked Ancestry and the only possibility is the reference to an SWB to a 434819 Sgt F.Chaplin, L.C.(Labour Corps?)Discharged 28/3/19.

He may have died subsequently prior to the memorial being erected. Possibly a check of the local newspaper may be worthwhile?


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Apologies for not giving more detail.

The inscription is from a Roll of Honour at Nab Wood Cemetery in Shipley, West Yorkshire

The F.A. may be for Frederick Albert but I am unsure

There are over 630 names on the Roll of Honour and he is the only one with F.C. after his name

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