Title: Grimsby Auxiliary Fire Service War Hero
Author: Paul M. Fenwick
Date: June 2015 photo of WWII item

A little research indicates that this silver WWII Auxiliary Fire Service identity bracelet belonged to a gentleman called Eric James Chapman. Eric was born in Grimsby in 1903 and married in Grimsby in 1931.

It's highly likely that this was the same Eric Chapman who was hit by a bullet from a German aircraft whilst walking in People's Park, Grimsby opposite his home. He is said to have been paralysed from the waist down for the rest of his life. This didn't stop Eric continuing his work as a solicitor and film maker.

Any additional information would be much appreciated. The identity bracelet was purchased to remain in Lincolnshire after it was recently offered for sale.

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