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Forename(s): Harry

Place of Birth: Brierfield, Lancashire

Service No: 48956

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 13th (Service) Battalion

Division: 3rd Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1917-04-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. C. 35.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Harry Chadwick (born 21 September 1891) was the son of James Henry and Martha Chadwick, née Halstead. James was born at Bacup and Martha at Brierfield, Lancashire.

1901 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 31, Hartington Street - Harrie Chadwick, aged 9 years, born Brierfield, son of James H. and Martha Chadwick.

1911 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 42, Halifax Road - Harry Chadwick, aged 19 years, born Brierfield, son of James Henry and Martha Chadwick.

Harry was married to Margaret Ellen Townson in 1914. Margaret married Leonard Gill in 1923.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Harry Chadwick, 48956, L'pool R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Harry Chadwick, 48956, 13th K.L.R.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Harry Chadwick, 48956, 13th Batt Liverpool. Date and Place of Death: 9.4.17. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Margaret E. £2 17s. 4d. self and child. War Gratuity: £3 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Harry. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Margaret Ellen Gill, born 2.3.95. Remarried. Address 1. 34, Colin Street, Barnoldswick, Yorks. Address 2. 18, South Avenue, Barnoldswick, Colne. Children: Elsie, born 24.1.15.

Harry is commemorated on the Brierfield War Memorial.

A short biography of Harry is included in: ‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

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

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Private Harry CHADWICK

Private Harry CHADWICK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

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Forename(s): Harry

Born: Burnley, Lancs

Residence: Burnley

Enlisted: Burnley

Number: 48956

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion: 13th Battalion


Died Date: 09/04/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 27717, East Lancashire Regiment

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Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 48956

Rank: Private

Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Unit: 13th Bn.

Age: 26


Died Date: 09/04/1917

Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Ellen Chadwick, of 18, South Avenue, Barnoldswick, Colne. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: REST IN PEACE)

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'Burnley Express' (25 April 1917)

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


Brierfield Young Man Killed

Pte. Harry Chadwick (No. 48956), King's Liverpool Regiment, is reported to have been killed on Friday, the 13th, whilst in action. A pal writes to say that Harry, though fatally wounded, suffered little pain, and died smiling. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Chadwick, reside at 42, Halifax-road, Brierfield, and are well known in connection with St. Luke's Church and Sunday School, of which the brave lad was a member. He enlisted a year ago, and went out last September. He leaves one child, 2½ years old, and his widow was Miss Townson, daughter of the late Stephen Townson, who recently died at the Victoria Hospital, and who lastly resided at Ebor-street, Burnley. The widow resides with her mother at present at Barnoldswick.

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