Chennells, J B
JOHN BRAITHWAITE CHENNELLS
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 45.
He enlisted in Kensington, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 1914, and died at Estaires of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 April 1915, the Watford Illustrated also dated 10 April 1915 and 17 April 1915; plus an In Memoriam of the Observer dated 22 March 1919.
Son of Jane (nee JONES) CHENNELLS of Hampton, Middx, and the late Henry CHENNELLS.
His parents married 28 May 1890 at Sts Peter & Paul, Little Gaddesden, Herts. Henry died 1896 in the Midhurst, Sussex, district aged 32, and was buried 13 May, somewhere in Sussex; Jane possibly died 2 March 1932 in Hampton, Middx, aged 69.
John was born 1892 in Petworth, near Colchester, Essex [tho’ this should more likely be near Chichester, Sussex], and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 9 he lived in Little Gaddesden, with his widowed mother and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a designer of oriental carpets aged 19, he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and no siblings.
Unit1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Kensington Rifles)
Date of death21/03/1915
Age at death23
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)