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VC706   George William Chafer

BORN   16 April 1894

DIED   1 March 1966   AGE   71

VC Won   3-4 June 1916   AGE   22

Place VC Won   East of Meaulte, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   George William Chafer    No.   19384   

VC Issue No.   706   Awards   VC   

Regiment   East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, C Company

Later   Prince of Wales Regiment

Now   1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Epworth, near Doncaster Gate, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   In front of the Bramley Community Youth Civic Centre, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England

Cremated   Rotherham Crematorium, Ridgeway, East Herringthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   4 March 1966

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   5 August 1916

VC Presented   4 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named On Victoria Cross Memorial, Town Center, Bradford, Yorkshire

P  Named On Fountain, Clifton Park Memorial Garden, Rotherham, Yorkshire

P  Bill Chafer Youth Centre, Bramley, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Named On Honours Board, Ravenfield County Primary School, Ravenfield, South Yorkshire

By The Way…

After the war he was a keen supporter of the British Legion, and was the main player in the setting up of a youth centre in his home village of Bramley

VC Held By

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum, 3 Tower Street, York, Yorkshire, England



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