Altrincham WW1 

Joseph Chetwood

Rank:Flt.SgtNumber:3299
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:24 Sqn ???
Died:27/04/1917Age:24
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Weston-u-Redcastle (St. Luke's) Churchyard
Town Memorial:Hale
Extra Information:
Born on 11/11/1892.

Employed as an Electrician at Messrs. Ernest Wood Ltd, Hale, having served
his apprenticship at Messrs. Drake & Gorman Ltd, Manchester

Was to have married a Wigan Lady in the summer of 1917.

His brother was in a hospital at St. Nantive.

He was an instructor.   Together with his Sgt. Major, he went up for a
trial flight, leaving the aerodrome at 6.00 am.   The bodies of both men
were found in the wreckage - there were no witnesses.

Also reported in the 11/05/1917 edition.   Buried in the afternoon of the
9th May 1917.     The Sqn Commander of 24 Sqn R.F.C. laid a wreath.

Listed as being in the R.A.F. on Hale Cenotaph.

Death reported in the 04/05/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

RoH in local newspaper 09/11/1917 - his sister, Esther Peach of Hale,
inserted birthday commemoration.

Not mentioned in either "The Sky their Battlefield" or "R.F.C.
Communiqu├ęs".

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918, which states
that he lived at Cecil Road, Hale.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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