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Frederick Saul CHEW

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Surname: CHEW

Forename(s): Frederick Saul

Place of Birth: Nelson, Lancashire

Service No: 215994

Rank: Signaller

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 112th Brigade

Division: 25th Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-11-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. C. 32.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Frederick Saul Chew was the son of Charles Frederick and Mary Anne Chew, née Saul. Charles was born at Skipton and Mary at Stourton (Allerton Mauleverer?) near Knaresborough, Yorkshire.

1901 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 114, Carr Road - Frederick S. Chew, aged 7 years, born Nelson, son of Charles F. and Mary A. Chew.

1911 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 52, Carr Road - Frederick Chew, aged 17 years, born Nelson, son of Charles and Mary Chew.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Fred Chew, 215994, R.F.A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Siglr Fred Chew, 215994, R.F.A. Dead 4.11.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Signaller Fred Chew, 215994, 112 Bde R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 4.11.18. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Charles Frederick. £14 10s. 4d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Fred. Name(s) on card(s): Mrs Mary Chew. Relationship: Mother. Address: 52, Carr Road, Nelson, Lancashire.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Signaller Frederick Saul CHEW

Signaller Frederick Saul CHEW

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

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Surname: CHEW

Forename(s): Fred


Residence: Nelson, Lancs

Enlisted: Nelson, Lancs

Number: 215994

Rank: Signaller

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery



Died Date: 04/11/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: CHEW

Forename(s): Frederick Saul

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 215994

Rank: Signaller

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "D" Bty. 112th Bde.

Age: 24


Died Date: 04/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of Charles F. and Mary Chew, of 52, Carr Rd., Nelson, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: SACRED HEART OF JESUS HAVE MERCY ON HIM R.I.P.)

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'Burnley Express' (13 November 1918)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)


Intimation has been received of the death in action of Signaller Fred Saul Chew, R.F.A. son of Mr. C.F. and Mrs. Chew, of 52, Carr-road, Nelson. The report states that he was killed by a shell on November 4th. An employee of the L. and Y. Railway Company, Signaller Chew commenced at Bank Top Station, Burnley, about eight years ago, in the clerical office of the Goods Department, but was later transferred to Nelson. Enlisting in November, 1915, he was sent to France, and spent two winters on the Cambrai front. In March last, during an enemy bombardment, a shell burst very close to him, the concussion inflicting severe injuries and causing him to blinded for some time. When convalescent he returned to France in August. Signaller Chew was 24 years of age, and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Nelson.


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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

15 November 1918


Private Fred Chew, R.F.A., son of Mr. Charles Chew, of Nelson, and nephew of Mr. Kendall Chew, Skipton, was killed at Valenciennes on November 4th while engaged in the last lap of the war. The news was received on Wednesday morning. We extend deep sympathy to the parents and relatives.


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