H. E. Chapman

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H. E. Chapman
Chief Constable of Kent County Constabulary
In office
Preceded by H. M. A. Warde
Succeeded by John Arthur Davison
Personal details
Born Harry Ernest Chapman
19 February 1870
Telega, Austro-Hungary
Died 12 January 1944(1944-01-12) (aged 73)
Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Major Harry Ernest Chapman, CBE, DL (19 February 1870 – 12 January 1944) was a British soldier and police officer. He served as Chief Constable of Kent County Constabulary from January 1921 to 1940, having previously been Deputy Chief Constable.

Chapman was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Border Regiment on 9 April 1892,[1] served in the Waziristan Field Force, 1894–95, and was promoted to lieutenant on 1 July 1895.[2] He was promoted to captain on 18 June 1902.[3][4]

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1939 New Year Honours.[5]


  1. ^ "Name: Harry Ernest Chapman. Regiment: Border Regiment. Date of Service: 1892. Born: 1870.". The National Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Hart´s Army list, 1903
  3. ^ "No. 27456". The London Gazette. 22 July 1902. p. 4672. 
  4. ^ "No. 27462". The London Gazette. 8 August 1902. p. 5099. 
  5. ^ "Deaths". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 13 January 1933. p. 1. 
Police appointments
Preceded by
H. M. A. Warde
Chief Constable of Kent
Succeeded by
John Arthur Davison