Walter Robert Chaplin

October 1887–1 August 1953 (Age 65)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Walter Robert

Walter Robert Chaplin was born in October 1887, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 1 August 1953, in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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Walter Robert Chaplin
1887–1953
Olive Francis Ada Killoch
1901–1994

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World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 17

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 21

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 27

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name for a clergyman, or perhaps for the servant of one, from Middle English, Old French chapelain ‘chantry priest’, a priest endowed to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead (Late Latin capellanus).2 Ukrainian and Belorussian: patronymic from the nickname Chaplya, from the dialect word chaplya ‘heron’, ‘stork’ (Russian tsaplya), referring to a man with long, thin legs or perhaps one who was shy and easily frightened.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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