Born in Wrenbury, Cheshire in 1896, the second son of Samuel and Eliza Tapley of Yew Tree House, Wrenbury Frith, Nantwich, Cheshire.
His occupation is shown in the 1911 Census as grocer’s apprentice.
Regiment : 16th Battalion attached to the 100th Trench Mortar Battery, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Rank : Rifleman
Service Number : R/17121
Killed in action; Belgium 9th June 1918 Aged 22