Other names: William
Locations in this story: Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetHandsworth, StaffordshireCroydon, SurreyBelper, DerbyshireBournemouth, Hampshire
Story: (Rev) William Tapper was born in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Dec 1883 the son of Henry John Tapper (a Farmer) and Kate Tapper (nee Rose). He spent his early life in Compton Abbas and received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. In 1910 he entered the Wesleyan Methodist Ministry and attended at the Wesleyan College, Handsworth, Stafforshire, as a Theological Student. On his appointment he became a Padre in the Chaplains Department of the Army. There are no other details of his Military Service. His marriage to Emma May Hinds was registered at the Croydon, Surrey, Registry in 1927. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 264 Duffield Road, Belper, Derbyshire, described as a Methodist Minister. He died in Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 3 Feb 1968.