Friday, 23 September 2016

Matthew Limbert Chilvers 1886 - 1915

Matthew Limbert Chilvers Barnsley Chronicle 3rd October 1915
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: 1886

Military Service:
Enlisted: 3 August 1904 Recalled from Reserve 5 August 1914
Regiment and Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Service number and rank: 7839 Private
Entered Theatre of War: 9 September 1914
Awards: The Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the 1914 Star

Death: died from wounds on 11th September 1915 Age 29
Buried at: Monk Bretton Cemetery Barnsley Yorkshire
Grave Reference: E 131

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Husband of Ethel Chilvers, 106 Old Mill Lane Barnsley.

Links & Notes:

From Du Ruvigney's Roll of Honour on

Pte Matthew Limbert Chilvers the only son of the late Harry Chilvers by his wife Mary, was born on the 4th October 1886, educated at St. Mary's Boys School. He was a miner and was called up from the Reserve on the 4th August 1914, the day after the war broke out.  He served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 4th September following and died in High Street Hospital, Manchester, from wounds received in action at Hooge on the 12th August. He was highly recommended for the D.C.M for gallantry in action at Arementieres.  He married at Monk Bretton on the 25th December 1909, Ethel of 1 Kaye Street off Old Mill Lane, Barnsley, daughter of Charles Pickersgill and had two daughters: May born 19th May 1910 and Connie, born 3rd November 1912.

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