The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A T Chappell


Photograph by "Danielle"

Private Albert Thomas CHAPPELL, G/21642, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of influenza, 2 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 1st December 1918.

Born Tresham, Gloucestershire, son of Albert & Kate Chappell, (later Godfrey), Bowldown, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

25th February 1894, Hawkesbury Chapelry, of Tresham, baptism of Albert Thomas Chappell, son of Albert (labourer), & Kate Chappell, of Tresham.

1911 Census - Bowldown, Tetbury, Gloucestershire - Richard Godfrey, head, age 49, married, farm labourer, born Leightenton, Gloucestershire; Kate Elizabeth Godfrey, wife, age 51, married 4 years, born Lords Wood, Wiltshire; Albert Thomas Chappell, stepson, age 17, farm labourer, Tresham, Gloucestershire; William Albert Chappell, age 12, stepson, school, born Tresham, Gloucestershire.

23rd December 1916, Tabernacle, Wotton under Edge, married Jennifer Tavinner, spinster, Oat Ground, Sinwell, Wotton under Edge.

Child - Lewis Chappell, born 27th September 1917.

Enlisted Bristol, Gloucestershire, age 22 years & 3 months, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 107lbs. Resided 4 Ragorel Terrace, Sinwell, Wootten-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Formerly farm carter.

Home 9th December 1915 to 10th June 1917; BEF 11th June 1917 to 26th July 1918; Home, furlough from overseas,  27th July 1918 to 10th August 1918; BEF 11th August 1918 to 1st December 1918.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 21st February 1917, mobilized; 23rd February 1917, posted 4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, Service No.204063; 11th June 1917, posted BEF; 27th June 1917, posted 13th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment; 6th October 1917, posted 14th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment; 30th January 1918, appointed Lance Corporal, unpaid; 11th February 1918, posted Lance Corporal, 13th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment; 22nd March 1918, appointed paid Acting Corporal; 21st April 1918, reverts to unpaid Lance Corporal on admission to hospital, wounded, shrapnel wound left thigh; 11th July 1918, posted 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, & reverts to Private; 10th August 1918 to 21st August 1918, Holborn Military Hospital, Western Road, Mitcham, scabies; 6th October 1918, transferred to 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried at  Caudry British Cemetery, II.D.8., Nord, France.

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