The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A E Chell


Photograph by "Steve N"

Private Albert Edward CHELL, L/11801, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 21st September 1918.

4th December 1896, born St Michaels, Fulham, Middlesex, son of Joseph & Ada May Chell, 42 Lindopp Street, Fulham.

11th March 1903, St Matthews, Fulham, baptism of Albert Edward Chell, son of Joseph (engine fitter) & Ada May Chell, 42 Lindopp Street, Fulham. Also baptisms of Ellen Adeline Chell & Marion Nina? Chell.

1911 Census - 42 Lindropp Street, Fulham - Joseph Chell, head, age 41, married, leading fitter, Gas Works Company, born Fulham, Middlesex; Ada May Chell, wife, age 41, married 17 years, 8 children, all still alive, born London, Middlesex; Joseph Charles Chell, son, age 17, single, learning fitters trade, engineers, born Fulham, Middlesex; Marion Nena Chell, daughter, age 15, single, born Fulham, Middlesex; Albert Edward Chell, son, age 13, school, born Fulham, Middlesex; Leonard Arthur Chell, son, age 11, school, born Fulham, Middlesex; Helen Adelaide Chell, daughter, age 9, school, born Fulham, Middlesex; Stanley Edmund Chell, son, age 6, school, born Fulham, Middlesex; Elma May Chell, daughter, age 2, born Fulham, Middlesex.

Enlisted Chelsea Town Hall, Middlesex, age 18 years & 45 days, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 121lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, needs dental treatment. Resided 42 Lindopp Street, Fulham. Formerly porter.

Home 18th January 1915 to 23rd November 1915; Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force 24th November 1915 to 27th June 1916; BEF 28th June 1916 to 21st September 1918.

18th January 1915, enlisted East Surrey Regiment, Service No. 11095; 4th November 1915, Dover, not complying with an order, cleaning his equipment, 5 days confined to Barracks; 9th November 1915, transferred to 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, Service No. 22976; 24th November 1915, posted Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment; 24th November 1915, Devonport, embarked; 24th December 1915, Dardanelles; 7th February 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Border Regiment; 28th June 1916, embarked for BEF; 12th July 1916, arrived BEF; 7th May 1917, 10 days leave to England; 2nd February 1918, posted 8th Battalion, Border Regiment; 5th February 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field; 16th July 1918, arrived "H" Depot; 13th August 1918, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th August 1918, joined Battalion In the Field; 22nd September 1918, posted missing on 21st September 1918; 25th October 1918, confirmed killed in action on 21st September 1918.

19th May 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 10/2 a week paid to mother ceases.

24th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father Joseph Chell, The Cottage, Gas Works, Fulham; Mother, Ada May Chell,  The Cottage, Gas Works, Fulham.

Buried at  Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, VI. B. 13., Epehy, Somme, France.

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