Friday, August 11, 2017



The Regiment regrets to inform you of the death of William John Chapman (Bill/Billy) of Horsham St Faiths at the age of 96 on 5th August 2017, Billy served with The Royal Norfolk Regiment and was a FEPOW, one of the last British survivors of Japan's notorious wartime Death Railway in Burma.

The funeral service will be at 1100hrs Thu 7th September 2017 at The Church of Saint Mary and Saint Andrew, 4 Church Street, Horsham St Faith, Norwich, NR10 3JJ. The service will be followed by a wake at Elm Farm Country House, 55 Norwich Road, Horsham St Faith, Norwich, NR10 3HH. Billy lived in the village all his life and his final journey will take him past all the houses lived in and places where he drank.

Letters of condolence can be sent his daughter, Mary Chapman, 16 Harbour Road, Norwich, NR1 1HN

The thoughts and prayers of the Regiment are with Billy’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

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