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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Basford
Gapp Campbell Mackman was born in 1899 at Basford and was the son of Harry Dieppe and Priscilla Parnwell Mackman, née Bird of 1, Bagthorpe Cottage, Nottingham Road, Old Basford, Nottingham. His father Harry Dieppe was born in 1874 at Walpole, Norfolk, his mother Priscilla Parnwell Bird was born in 1874 at Sandy, Bedfordshire, they were married in 1896 their marriage was registered in the Basford Registration district, they had 4 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their children were Harry Dieppe b1897, Gapp Campbell b1899 and Minnie Priscilla b1900 (she died in 1905). In the 1911 census he family are living at 29 North Gate, Basford and are shown as Harry Dieppe Mackman 37 yrs a bricklayer, he is living with his wife Pricilla 37 yrs and children, Harry Dieppe 14 yrs a scholar and Gapp Campbell 11 yrs a scholar.
15 Mar 1915
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102263 - CWGC Website
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Private
1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Pte. Gapp Campbell Mackman, enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, he died of wounds on 17th October 1918. He is buried in Tourgeville Military Cemetery, France.
His brother Harry Dieppe Mackman was called up for service on 6th April 1914 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 19 yrs and 62 days, his address was 1 Bagthorpe Cottages, Old Basford, he was a hosiery trimmer and his next of kin was his mother Priscilla Mackman of the same address. He was posted tot he 11th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 14th September 1916. He was wounded a gun shot wound to his leg on 7th June 1917. He was discharged from the Army on 25th June 1918 following a medical board recommendation as being no longer physically fit for war service. In memoriam published 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 17th October 1919. “MACKMAN. – In loving memory of Pte. Gapp Mackman, who died of wounds in France October 17th, 1918. This day brings back sad memories. – Cousin Harold.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Gapp Campbell Mackman - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle