William Chesworth

Labour Corps

Personal Details

Born: 25 March 1875 in Marbury, Cheshire and baptised on 2 May the same year in Marbury Parish Church.

Family: He was the youngest of four children born to James Chesworth, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Eliza. He married Mary Oliver on 31 October 1895 in Manchester, Lancashire and together they had four children – William, James Richard, Winnie and Minnie.

Residence: William lived at 1 Picksley Cottages, Ash Magna, Shropshire until at least 1939.

Employment: In 1891 he was a farm servant, in 1901 an agricultural labourer and in 1911 a waggoner on a farm. William described himself as a labourer when he enlisted in 1915; the 1939 Register shows him as ‘incapacitated’.

Died: In 1956 in Whitchurch, aged 81.

Military Details

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

Rank: Private

Service Number: 266132 (previously 18329)

Date of Enlistment: 15 June 1915

Date of Discharge: 4 May 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: Brother of James William Chesworth who also served in WW1.

Medals and Awards

Not known

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