Not Commemorated on Headstone , Lieutenant: R.H.V.Chester, RAF,13th July 1918.

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I visited the churchyard and whilst there decided to check the WW1 headstones.Searched and searched and called CWGC whilst I was there and realised the casualty has not been commemorated on the family grave .Mother and Father name on the grave but not the casualty.. RHV Chester name was supposed to be on the kerbstone.

    Further to our recent correspondence, our Regional Manager has now advised me that his team have been onsite, and located the private memorial which commemorates RHV Chester. There is however no reference to the casualty on the kerb set, therefore it does not adequately commemorate the casualty. This being the case, matters are now in hand to obtain consent to erect a Gallipoli marker on the grave in order to commemorate him. Once authorisation is received the order process will proceed.
    Thank you again, in closing, for bringing these matters to our attention.

    Died 13/07/1918

    Aged 20

    1st Training Depot Station
    Royal Air Force

    Son of John Hough Chester and Amy Chester, of 5, Boscobel Gardens, Bessborough Rd., Harrow on the Hill. Born at Tenbury Wells, Worcs. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Brasenose College (Oxford).

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    UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Lieut Ronald Henry Venn Chester
    Birth Place: Tenbury Wells, Malvern Hills District, Worcestershire, England
    Death Date: 13 Jul 1918
    Cemetery: St Mary Churchyard
    Burial or Cremation Place: Harrow-on-the-Hill, London Borough of Harrow, Greater London, England
    Has Bio?: Y

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Ronald H V Chester
    Death Age: 19
    Birth Date: abt 1899
    Registration Date: Sep 1918
    Registration district: Stamford (Withering Aerodrome)
    Inferred County: Huntingdonshire
    Volume: 7a
    Page: 327

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995
    Name: Ronald Henry Venn Chester
    Death Date: 13 Jul 1918
    Death Place: Middlesex, England
    Probate Date: 8 Nov 1918
    Registry: London, England

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    alieneyes Senior Member

    846 Aero Repair Sqn, US Air Service - Page 2

    Hobson lists one other 831st casualty - MOSHER, Sgt. JS, 831 Aero att to 1 TDS RAF. Killed While Flying 13 July 1918 in RE-8 C'2588 with Lt. RHV Chester, RAF.

    Pretty sure his initial "S" is a mistake in Hobson.

    Findagrave for MOSHER -

    Birth: Apr. 18, 1891
    San Luis Obispo County
    California, USA
    Death: Jul. 13, 1918
    Lincolnshire, England

    Family links:
    Carmine Mosher (1854 - 1932)
    Jessie M Cormack Mosher (1865 - 1895)

    James Cormack Mosher (1891 - 1918)
    Carrie Louise Mosher Hampton (1894 - 1968)*
    Frank Thurber Mosher (1895 - 1962)*
    Charles E Mosher (1895 - 1900)*

    *Calculated relationship

    San Luis Cemetery
    San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo County
    California, USA
    Plot: E-2

    CHESTER, Lt. Ronald Henry Venn, 1 TDS, pilot., Native of Harrow-on-the-Hill. Age 20 Kwf 13 July 18. Buried at Harrow Middlesex.
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    From CWGC

    Thank you for sending the photograph of the grave concerned, and I will now send it on directly to our Regional Manager for his information. I believe that Inspection visits to the war graves in the region, which is one of our larger regions, will be taking place over the coming year, so it may be a little while before we can advise your further, but I will of course write to you when ever I have further news to provide.

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