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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Hyson Green
Alfred Chadbourne was born in 1889 at Nottingham and was the son of Charles a labourer and Charlotte Chadbourne née Lightoller of 18 Saville Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. His father Charles was born in 1852 at Sutton in Ashfield, his mother Charlotte Pearson Lightoller was born in 1853 at Basford, they were married on 18th April 1870 at St Leodegarius Church, Basford, they went on to have 9 children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood, their children were Edwin b1871, Samuel b1873, George b1876, Maria b1879, Henry b1881, Charlotte b1883, Mary Ann b1887, Alfred b1889 and Arthur Johnson b1896 all were born in Hyson Green,Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 18 Saville Street, Hyson Green and are shown as Charles 59 yrs a labourer, he is living with his wife Charlotte 58 yrs and their children Mary Ann 24 yrs a machinist, Alfred 22 yrs a cricket bat maker and Arthur Johnson 15 yrs a pawnbrokers shop assistant.
In the 1911 census he is a cricket bat maker.
25 Sep 1916
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Private
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Private Alfred Chabourne enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 1st battalion Grenadier Guards, He was killed in action on 25th September 1916 and is buried at at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
His brother Private Arthur Johnson Chadbourne attested on 9th December 1915 at Nottingham he was 20 yrs 286 days and his address was 18 Saville Street, Hyson Green, he was a pawn brokers assistant, he was posted to the reserves. Mobilised for war on 18th March 1916 he was posted to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He went to France on 7th July 1916 and was wounded in action a gun shot wound on 10th September 1916, he was returned to England for treatment on 14th September 1916. Following treatment and once fit again he returned to France on 11th August 1917. On 27th November 1917 he was wounded and reported missing in action however on 14th December 1917 it was announced that he was a prisoner of war. At the end of the war he was released and returned to England.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Alfred Chadbourne - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle