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Clarence Edward Chapman
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Name: Clarence Edward Chapman Rank: Sergeant Service Number: 35779066 Service: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, US Army Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Date of Birth: December 25, 1907 Place of Birth: Westville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: January 7, 1944 Place of Enlistment: Huntington, West Virginia Address at Enlistment: West Virginia Age at Enlistment: 36 Height: 5 feet, 10 inches Complexion: Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Occupation: Mining trackman Marital Status: Married Date of Death: November 17, 1944 Age: 36 Cemetery: Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium Grave: Plot D, Row 7, Grave 1 Clarence Edward Chapman was the son of Thomas Frederick Chapman (1881-1955) and Ada (Carter) Chapman (1889-1981). Both his parents were born in England. He was the brother of George Fredrick Chapman (1906–1978), Emma Lillian Chapman (1910–1998), William Ernest Chapman (1913–1976), Nellie Virginia Chapman (1916–2000), and Mary Margaret Chapman (1922–1976). He was the husband of Cleta Virginia Martin (1920-2011), who he married on May 29, 1944, in Calhoun, Lowndes, Alabama, and ex-husband of Clara Virginia Hudnall who he had married July 29, 1930, in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Clara and Clarence had at least four children - Peggy Annette Chapman (1931–1994), Thomas Carter Chapman (1933–2000), Clarence E Chapman (1934–1934), and Donald Ray Chapman (1938–1995). Clarence registered for the US Draft on October 16, 1940, in Concho, Fayette County, West Virginia, where he was also living at the time and working for the Low Volatile Coal Company. After enlisting on January 7, 1944, Sergeant Clarence Edward Chapman served with the 12th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Division Infantry, US Army and died November 17, 1944.
4th Infantry Division with the motto Steadfast and Loyal, and the 12th Infantry Regiment insignias