Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Commissioned in 1913, Charles Meredith Bouverie Chapman served with the 3rd Battalion of the East Kent Regiment before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 1 July 1915. He received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1491 on a L. & P. biplane at London and Provincial School, Edgware on 31 July 1915. In 1916 he was posted to 24 Squadron in France where he scored 3 victories as a D.H.2 pilot. In 1917, he was reassigned to 29 Squadron and assumed command of the unit in July. Claiming 4 more victories that year, Chapman was fatally wounded when his aerodrome at Poperinghe was bombed. The day after his funeral, Chapman's brother, an observer with 22 Squadron, was killed in action.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Charles Meredith Bouverie Chapman, E. Kent R., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and skill in action against hostile aeroplanes. On one occasion he attacked three L.V.G.'s and one Fokker, shooting the latter down. Later, during an air battle with eleven enemy machines, he brought another Fokker down.