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Frank George Chidwick

In memory of:

Private Frank George Chidwick

August 26, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


78th Bn.

Additional Information


January 1, 1885

Son of Mrs. Chidwick, of 4, Devonshire Rd., Tower Hamlets, Dover, England.

Commemorated on Page 384 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XVIA. A. 12.


Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. The Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Catchpole to Chignell. Microform Sequence 19; Volume Number 31829_B016728. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165. Page 955 of 958.
  • Memorial Cross– "Frank George Chidwick, 709556, was a Private in the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), 78th battalion. He was sworn in at Sussex town by a Magistrate from Kings County, New Brunswick, on 1 November 1915, and was described as a farmer, five feet three inches tall, with gray eyes and black hair. Born on 1 June 1885, he died on 26 August 1918. He is buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.  His mother was Mrs Katherine Chidwick, of 4 Victoria Crescent, Dover, and later of 4 Devonshire Road, Tower Hamlets. (with thanks to E Ellis)  The cross is a George V silver cross, and is a replica of that at the entrance to the Memorial Chamber at the Canadian Parliament, which is dedicated to the memory of those who died in the service of Canada.. The silver cross was created on 1 December 1919, and is a medal presented to mothers and widows. 58,500 George V silver crosses were issued. The soldier's name is inscribed thereon, and the recipient is permitted to wear the cross at any time. (thanks to a Canadian reader for this information)" 
[Image and information courtesy the Dover War Memorial Project UK]

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