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"George Frederick Gapp was born in Mattishall in the March quarter 1841.
1841: Feb 14 – Baptism record at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 71
George Frederick Gapp – son of George Gapp a Labourer and his wife Sarah Parling

George's father was George Gapp baptised Mattishall May 16, 1815 and his mother Sarah Parling born Brandon Pava, Norfolk c.1820. George had siblings Francis Edward born Mattishall Sep quarter 1842. Georgina born Mattishall Sep qaurter 1847. Susanna born Mattishall Dec quarter 1850. Francis Jesse born Mattishall Mar quarter 1853. Isabella born Mattishall Mar quarter 1856. Albert James born Mattishall Sep quarter 1859 and Sarah Jane born Mattishall Dec quarter 1861. In the 1851 census the family were living at The Heath Mattishall were George's father was a Farmer of eight acres. Then in later census they lived at South Green in close range to the White House Inn on the corner of Thynnes Lane Mattishall .

George Edward Gapp married Maria Butcher born Sheffield, Yorkshire c.1846 they married at Sheffield December quarter 1867. After her husband’s death she returned to Sheffield and lived at 74 Allen Street, she died at Sheffield in the March quarter 1910 aged 65 years. Issue None known.

George Edward Gapp's Military service: Enlisted c.1861. Attested c.1861. Serving as a Private with the 75th Foot at Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, Kent c.1861. Posted to the 1st/24th Foot from the Depot no date. In 1871 he was a Colour/Sergeant serving at Chatham Barracks, Kent aged 29 years with the 1st/24th, and his wife was with him. Wife placed on the married establishment 1st/24th 31/12/1874.
Promoted to Sergeant/Major 31/3/1875. Served in the Kaffir (sic) & Zulu Wars 1877-8-9. Medals/awards: Long Service Good Conduct Medal 1830. Awarded 1/10/1878 sent to Horse Guards. South Africa Medal 1877-8-9 with clasp 1877-8-9.
Died: Killed in action Isandlwana Mountain, Zululand 22/1/1879. Effects recorded for claim by Maria Gapp (Wife) under AGL69 – E/80496/7.
Sergt.-Major Gapp, F. 671 - Buried Isandlwana Battlefield, Zululand.
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