Frederick John Chalkley

Name

Frederick John Chalkley

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

22/07/1917
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
16801
Bedfordshire Regiment
8th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE
I.T.44.
France

UK Memorials

Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Framed Memorial, Knebworth (New)
Codicote Village Memorial

Pre War

Sidney was born in Codicote, Hertfordshire, the son of William John & Mary Camfield. The family later moved to New Wood Cottages, Rabley Heath.

Wartime Service

He arrived in France on the 30th August 1915 and served with the Battalion continuously on the Western Front. On the night of the 21st/22nd July 1917 the Battalion suffered one casualty, which was Sidney. He is believed to have been killed by machine gun fire and is buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson