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A tribute to Private Thomas Chapman by Melbourn Village College

Date added: 14 Jun 2015

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Melbourn Village College

Schools Waterloo 200
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Dear Family and Friends, As a way remembering those that fought at Waterloo in June 1815 including $personFirstName$, our school has created a page within the $bookTitle$. Please contribute by adding your thoughts, messages, photographs or even videos about this soldier. Add your insight or expertise to help build and lock-in our knowledge about this person, simply go to: $findPersonLink$. and make your contribution too. Thank you,

Final resting place

The stone that marks Thomas Chapman’s final resting place is in many ways unremarkable, you could easily walk past it, be unable to read the details and walk on without knowing that this was the burial site of a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo who served under Captain Le Blanc.Of course the little village of Comberton has grown enormously since Private Chapman was laid to rest one hundred and forty years ago.St Mary’s Church is now well away from the centre of the village, and as you walk along peaceful country roads and up the quiet lane to the church with its large well-kept grounds it is easy to imagine that there are still parts of Comberton that have not changed so radically over those many years.Far away from the cannon, the smoke of the rifles, the hooves of the cavalry, the clash of swords and battle cries, there is an idyllic country church that quietly and reverently memorialises one of the battles’ warriors.A homely and fitting tribute for the eighty five year old gentlemen who once took part in one of Europe’s most important events.

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A tribute to Private Thomas Chapman by Melbourn Village College

Date added: 14 Jun 2015

169

Melbourn Village College

Schools Waterloo 200
https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/SchoolsWaterloo/Celebrations/FindTribute/WaterlooSoldiers/melbournvillagecollege9
Dear Family and Friends, As a way remembering those that fought at Waterloo in June 1815 including $personFirstName$, our school has created a page within the $bookTitle$. Please contribute by adding your thoughts, messages, photographs or even videos about this soldier. Add your insight or expertise to help build and lock-in our knowledge about this person, simply go to: $findPersonLink$. and make your contribution too. Thank you,

St Mary's Church

Inside the church are the details of all the burials carried out at St Mary’s with thebriefest of details for any passing villagers, church regulars or even amateur school historians to read. The starting point for this research began with the simple and understated epitaph Private Thomas Chapman, died 8th June1875, served at Waterloo.

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