William A Chiddington


Born in Horspath in 1889, the eldest child of George and Selina Chiddington. Two of his brothers, Clifford and George junior, also served in the war: Clifford returned but George lost his life. At 22 William was working as a farm labourer. He served in 482 Labour Corps in the war, reaching the rank of Lance Corporal. His Regimental No. was 435308. The Soldiers of Oxfordshire website also has William Charles Thomas Chiddington, a timberman and sawyer, serving with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1913/14 with No. 5387618, and being discharged in 1919 after five years. Sadly, William drowned in a fishing accident at Wheatley Bridge a few months later, on 4 July. See also a reference to him in the War Memorial chapter.

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
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