Albert Edward Chiddy

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Warrant Officer 2nd Class 5566849

Parents: William and Clara Josephine Chiddy

Marital status: Married

Home address: 183 Rodway Road, Patchway, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Soldier

Date of birth: 05/05/1907

Place of birth: St. James, Bristol

Date of death: 25/04/1946

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Celle War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 38

Further information:

Albert was born at St James Bristol, the son of a bootmaker and a middle child of seven children with three sisters and three brothers.

Albert served with the 4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) as Warrant Officer 2nd Class (Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant) 5566849.

Albert enlisted in the 4th Battalion, Wiltshires, several years before the outbreak of war. The 4th was originally a Territorial Army Battalion which was reorganized during the early 1920s and used on foreign service. Albert consequently was stationed in India and married Emily Rose Ward in 1937 in Madras. In 1939 Albert was back home and an army Corporal. He was later promoted to Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant. During WW2, after serving on the Home Front, his regiment landed in Normandy on 24th June 1944 and as part of the 8th Corps engaged in many battles across North-West France, the low countries, and Germany. Albert survived the war but 12 months after the ending of hostilities, he died from an unspecified accident, whilst stationed in Germany. Celle War Cemetery where he is buried, was the hospital cemetery of the 64th British Military Hospital.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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