New CWGC Commemorations 4th March 2020

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC added the following casualties to the WW2 Civilian War Dead Roll today.

    CHADWICK, Alan
    Died 19.09.40 Age 15
    Reporting Authority: Wolverhampton, County Borough

    HULSON, Florence Mary
    Died 23.12.40
    Reporting Authority: Stretford, Municipal Borough


    Alan Chadwick was an IFCP case. Shot dead by a Home Guard sentry. Volunteer Chris Harley
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    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: Allan Chadwick
    Gender: Male
    Marital status: Single
    Birth Date: 16 Apr 1925
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 731 Stafford Rd
    Residence Place: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
    Occupation: Apprentice to Wood Patter Making Heavy engineering
    Schedule Number: 57
    Sub Schedule Number: 3
    Enumeration District: OQCZ
    Registration district: 369 a/1
    Inferred Father: Eber J R Chadwick
    Inferred Mother: Lillian M Chadwick
    Household Members:
    Eber J R Chadwick
    Lillian M Chadwick
    Allan Chadwick

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Alan Chadwick
    Death Age: 15
    Birth Date: abt 1925
    Registration Date: Jul 1940
    [Aug 1940]
    [Sep 1940]
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration district: Wolverhampton
    Inferred County: Staffordshire
    Volume: 6b
    Page: 1114

    In Britain in 1940 the people were worried about a German invasion. Brits started to arm themselves with any weapons they got their hands on. They were known as The Home Guard. Schoolboy Alan Chadwick enjoyed going down to the local aircraft factory after school to watch the new planes being tested. As Alan cycled by the fence the Home Guard called him to stop. Alan ignored him so he fired a warning shot into the ground. The bullet bounced off the road, hit Alan in the back and killed him. Why hadn’t Alan stopped when the guard called to him? Because Alan was deaf.

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