Maj Harry Francis Chads

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Major Harry Francis Chads, 2nd Battalion The Border Regiment. Son of Major Harry Campbell Chads and Eugenie Constance Chads, of 91 Ashley Gardens, Westminster, London. Educated at Eltham College, Kent; Royal Naval School, Mottingham Kent and Cheltenham College. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into The Border Regiment 9 Mar 1910. Posted to the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment at Strensall, Yorkshire. Promoted to Lieutenant 9 Aug 1914 and to Captain in 1915. Seconded to the Army Signal Service 2 Sep 1914. Deploys to Belgium with Army Signals 5 Oct 1914. Mentioned in Dispatches 4 times (22 Jun 1915, 1 Jan 1916, 4 Jan 1917, 15 May 1917). Awarded the Military Cross (London Gazette 23 Jun 1915). Appointed Staff Captain 1915; Brigade Major of 22 Brigade, 1915-1917; General Staff Officer (2nd Grade) 2 Apr 1917. Brevet major Jun 1917. He was sent to Dublin to discuss a possible legal case against the Freemans Journal. Killed in an aeroplane crash at Castlebar, Ireland when a Bristol Fighter piloted by Norman Herford Dimmock AFC in which he was a passenger crashed on landing. He was buried in Castlebar Church of Ireland Cemetery, County Mayo, Ireland.
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Harry Francis Chads, Bt Major, The Border R, killed on duty Castlebar, Ireland 25th August 1920 aged 29 years.

Harry Francis Chads

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