Regiment : 144th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Service number : 21088
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 6th February 1917 aged 29
Buried : Bray Military Cemetery France, Grave I. D. 17.
Relatives : Son of Mrs Mary Chance, 14 Little Chestnut St, Aboretum, Worcester
Memorial : Worcester Loyal St John's Lodge of Oddfellows Roll of Honour
Also appears on : Worcester St George's Church. Worcester Guildhall.
Credits : Kidderminster Times researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
On 18th September 1920 a photograph of a Roll of Honour listing members of the Worcester Loyal St John’s Lodge of Oddfellows was published in Berrow’s Worcester Journal supplement. Unfortunately, the original memorial has not been traced. If you know the current location of this memorial please email me: email@example.com
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
The following report appears in the Kidderminster Times, 24th February 1917:
Private Frederick Chance, 21088, Machine Gun Corps, formerly 2397, Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Mrs Chance, 14 Little Chestnut Street, Worcester. Died from wounds in France. He is a Worcester boy and joined up at the outbreak of war. Five brothers and a nephew have served in the army. The report includes a photograph of Frederick Chance.
A photograph of Private F. Chance of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 17th February 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.