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Reverend Frederick Murray Tapply (or Tappley) Army Chaplain's Department


Anthony Ewen

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Reverend Tapply (or Tappley) went to France on 24 January 1917.  Can anyone help with the units with which he might have served?

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He was certainly home in October of 1917 according to this report from The West London Press, courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive. 

 

Edit...he is a regular name in  the papers throughout his life, but there is a gap between November 1916 and June 1917.

 

 

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I've checked 26 family trees on Ancestry but no war service mentioned

 

George

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On April 25th 1911(edit) he was getting married at Finsbury Park.

Edit...his wife dies in November of the same year.

 

 

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Could he have been appointed to cover training establishments local to his parish on a temporary basis (2 months it seems). I've not heard of this before, it's just the ramblings of a locked down mind.

 

Simon

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It sounds more likely than my suggestion, even more so if children are involved. If this is the case I empathise with him.

 

Simon

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Please excuse my stupidity but having just read the interview card and the guide to its interpretation I'm none the wiser !

 

Simon

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I am very grateful for the interest you have shown - many thanks for the contributions and suggestions.

Keep safe and well.

Tony

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Once again, many thanks for the interest and responses.

I have found that Revd Tapply married Adeline Neave on 25 April 1911.  The couple did not have any children.

Crockford's Clerical Directory lists Revd Tapply's appointments (all around London) as:

Church of St Clements, Notting Hill 1904-06

St Thomas, Finsbury Park 1906-11 (married at this church)

All Saints, Hackney 1911-13

All Saints, Pimlico 1913-18

TCF (Temporary Chaplain to Forces) 1917-19*

All Saints, Twickenham 1919-29

St Luke, Hornsey 1929-36

All Saints, Highgate 1936-60 (Retired)

His wife died 1957 and he died in 1962

* The period as Temporary Chaplain must remain a mystery until I can see service record when TNA re-opens.

Tony

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2 hours ago, Anthony Ewen said:

Once again, many thanks for the interest and responses.

I have found that Revd Tapply married Adeline Neave on 25 April 1911.  The couple did not have any children.

Crockford's Clerical Directory lists Revd Tapply's appointments (all around London) as:

Church of St Clements, Notting Hill 1904-06

St Thomas, Finsbury Park 1906-11 (married at this church)

All Saints, Hackney 1911-13

All Saints, Pimlico 1913-18

TCF (Temporary Chaplain to Forces) 1917-19*

All Saints, Twickenham 1919-29

St Luke, Hornsey 1929-36

All Saints, Highgate 1936-60 (Retired)

His wife died 1957 and he died in 1962

* The period as Temporary Chaplain must remain a mystery until I can see service record when TNA re-opens.

Tony

 

Apologies Tony for my typo on his marriage notice...now edited.

Attached is a piece concerning the death of his wife.

Just to let you know there is an absolute mass of information about him in Findmypast's British Newspaper Archive. I noticed one from 1948 where his characters went on strike over a remark he passed over the child of one of their members.

 

 

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Many thanks for this and I will certainly have a look at the FMP Newspaper section and I look forward to finding what might be revealed. 

I believe that the extract you have loaded about the death of Mrs F Tapply refers to his mother - his father was also a minister in Folkestone.

Best wishes and keep well

Tony

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