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Private Sidney CHESSUM, G/12204, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 13th August 1916.

Born Enfield, Middlesex, son of Arthur John & Mary Ann Chessum, 83 Churchbury Road, Baker Street, Enfield, Middlesex.


1911 Census - 3 Old May Cottages, Old Road, Enfield Highway - Arthur John Chessum, head, age 41, married, nurserey hand, born Enfield, Middlesex; Mary Ann Chessum, wife, age 44, married 20 years, 8 children, 5 still alive,  born Enfield, Middlesex; Arthur John Chessum, son, age 18, single, nursery hand,  born Enfield, Middlesex; Kathleen Chessum, daughter, age 17, single, machinist, elastic works,  born Enfield, Middlesex; Sidney Chessum, son, age 13, school,  born Enfield, Middlesex; Alfred Chessum, son, age 8, school,  born Enfield, Middlesex; Florence Adelaid Chessum, age 2,  born Enfield, Middlesex.


Enlisted Edmonton, Middlesex, age 19 years & 1 month, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 137lbs.  Resided 83, Chessum Road, Enfield, Middlkesex.  Formerly barman.

Home 8th February 1916 to 7th June 1916; BEF 8th June 1916 to 13th August 1916.

8th February 1916, enlisted;  12th February 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th February 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th June 1916, posted BEF, & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th June 1916, embarked; 9th June 1916, disembarked; 20th June 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 13th August 1916, 1/2nd S.M.F.A. died of wounds.

4th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Arthur J Chessum, 83 Churchbury Road, Enfield; Mother Mary A Chessum, 83 Churchbury Road, Enfield; Brother - Alfred Chessum, age 17, 83 Churchbury Road, Enfield;  Sisters - Kathleen Chessum, age 25, 83 Churchbury Road, Enfield; Florence Chessum, age 11, 83 Churchbury Road, Enfield.

Buried at  Varennes Military Cemetery,  I. A. 19., Somme, France.


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