Born: 6 October 1893 in Prenton, Cheshire.
Family: He was the eldest of two children born to George and Eliza Pappin. He married Dorothy Victoria Purkiss on 26 December 1925 in Bombay, India and together they had one child, Barbara J, born in 1931 in Bromley, Kent.
Education: He attended Whitchurch Free Grammar School from 1901 to 1905 and boarded at Newbury Grammar School from January 1905 to July 1911.
Residence: In 1901 he was living with his uncle at Great Glenn, Main Road, Glen Magna, Billesden, Leicestershire. In 1911 he was boarding at Newbury Grammar School, Enborne Road, Newbury, Berkshire (his mother lived in Talbot Street, Whitchurch). The 1919 Absent Voters’ Register gives his address as 4 Dodington, Whitchurch which was the address of his mother and sister. He left for India on 20 March 1919 on SS Nankin (Peninsular and Steam Navigation Company Ltd) working in Bombay with a forwarding address through the Eastern Bank Ltd. He returned to the UK prior to 1931, settling in Kent. His address at the time of his death was 14 Kelsey Way, Beckenham.
Employment: When he left school he was a bank clerk; his marriage certificate indicates he was a bank manager (working for The Eastern Bank Ltd whilst in India).
Died: 16 January 1938 in Beckenham, Kent, aged 44.
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery (previously Army Pay Corps)
Rank: Lieutenant (commissioned 26 May 1917)
Service Number: 2154 (Army Pay Corps)
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known