John Alfred Chadwick

Army Pay Corps

Personal Details

Born: 14 March 1877 in Heywood, Lancashire

Family: Youngest of three children born to John and Mary Chadwick. Married Annie Mossop at Grange over Sands in September 1904 and together they had 2 children – Mary and Annie.

Residence: Both the 1881 and 1891 census record that the family were living at 33 Manchester Street, Heap, Bury, Lancashire. By 1901 John was working away from home and boarding at Berriedale Terrace, Grange, Ulverston, Lancashire. Ten years later he was living with his wife and daughters in Railway Road, Stretford, Lancashire. At the time of enlistment John’s address was 1 Dodington, Whitchurch, Shropshire and he was demobilised to Vine Cottages, Belton Road, Whitchurch.

Employment: At the age of 14 he was working as a clerk. Ten years later, in 1901, he was employed as a clerk in a Lime Quarry. By 1911 John was a works accountant but four years later he was described as a clerk.

Died: Not known



Military Details

Regiment: Army Pay Corps (previously King’s Shropshire Light Infantry)

Rank: Corporal

Service Number: 2927 (previously 25187)

Date of Enlistment: 7 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 22 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards: None recorded

Other Information: Due to cataracts was deemed as permanently unfit for overseas duty

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