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Offline PDW Nicholl

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Re: 2 Lieut Geoffrey Ellis Chancellor
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 11:20:26 »
2 Lieut Geoffrey Ellis Chancellor was my great uncle.
I have written a book, entitled the Young Airman, which features a collection of the letters he wrote from the Western Front during 1916.
He was one of many Etonians who left school early to join up.
He was not killed in action but in a flying accident when his plane failed to come out of a turn just after taking off from St Omer.
He is buried at the St Omer Military Cemetery.

Paul Nicholl, Ringmer, Sussex

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2 Lieut Geoffrey Ellis Chancellor
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 21:25:32 »
Name:   Geoffrey Ellis Chancellor
Death Date:   9 Jul 1916
Rank:   2 Lieutenant
Regiment:   Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
Battalion:   3rd Battalion
Type of Casualty:   Killed in action
Comments:   Att R F
Also RFC

Cemetery:   Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:   Saint-Omer, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Baptised 19.9.1897 Chessington St Mary, Surrey. Parents Walter & Agnes.

Probate Of 5 Manor House, Marylebone Rd, Middx. Admin to Agnes Chancellor, widow (his Mother) £270

See Medal Roll Card
Also Army Register of Personal Effects—for some reason there are 2. He was awarded an £8 War Gratuity
Apparently died at St Omer with RFC

In 1901, with parents and 2 sisters. Also an Aunt and 4 servants. At
2 Westbourne Terrace, Aldrington. His father a stockbroker
Servants include a Nurse and under nurse, so Geoffrey well cared for !!

In 1911, his parents and 3 elder siblings and 3 servants at Hersham Bury, Hersham, Nr Walton-On-Thames. His father a stockbroker at Stock Exchange London, and his brother Richard a clerk to stockbrokers. Presume Geoffrey at a Boarding school.

His brother Reginald served with Australian 8th Infantry Brigade in WW1, and in 1922 Found Guilty of Abducting a girl in Papua New Guinea(Alaruva Plantation, Aroma—he was a Planter). He later married Ruby May Miller from Eastry, Kent *

* only connection I have found with Kent


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