Harold Chapman joined Norwood in 1921 from the Salisbury Football Club where he had played after returning from active service during World War I.
Chapman was born on the 30th August 1893 and resided at Parkside. He enlisted on the 19th July 1915 and served overseas with the 25th Company Army Services Corps, reaching the rank of Sergeant. He was discharged on the 12th September 1919.
Chapman played in the 1921 pre-season trials at Norwood and was selected for the B team in the early rounds.
He gained selection in the league team for the game against West Torrens at Norwood on the 9th July with the home side narrowly winning 11.11 to 10.12. A report on the game noted that for Norwood there had been a “marked improvement across centre where Tobin and Chapman have been given charge of the wings” (Critic 13th July 1921 p 22)
The following week Chapman was relegated to the B team where he played several more games before his name disappears from the newspaper reports .
After the outbreak of World War II, Harold Chapman, aged 48, enlisted in the 3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps where he served until discharged on the 2nd August 1944.
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