QSA (2) Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (Lieut: E. W. Chapman, 3rd. Rl: Welsh Fus.) Battalion number officially corrected
Ernest Walker Chapman was born on 30 April 1883, in London and was educated at St. Peters College, Adelaide, South Australia. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant into the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 17 April 1901, and was promoted Lieutenant on 28 June 1901.
He served in the South African War as a Militia Officer, RWF, attached to 3rd Battalion the King’s Liverpool Regiment. He subsequently obtained a regular commission as Second Lieutenant in 1st Battalion the South Wales Borderers, serving in India from July 1903.
He died from Enteric Fever at Karachi Station Hospital on 18 December 1905, aged 22.