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George William Chafer
Birth: Apr. 16, 1894
Bradford
Metropolitan Borough of Bradford
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Mar. 1, 1966
Rotherham
Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham
South Yorkshire, England

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Private in C Company, of the 1st Battalion, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. During heavy bombardment and attack on British trenches at Méaulte, France, on June 3, 1816, a man carrying an important message to his commanding officer was half buried and rendered unconscious by a shell. Private Chafer at once grasping the situation, on his own initiative, took the message from the man's pocket and although severely wounded, choking and blinded by gas, ran along the ruined parapet under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. He just succeeded in delivering the message before he collapsed from the effects of his wounds. For most prestigious gallantry, he was later awarded the Victoria Cross. He survived his wounds and after the war, he was a poultry farmer before taking a job with the Ministry of Labor and National Service. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Rotherham Crematorium
Rotherham
Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham
South Yorkshire, England
Plot: (Ashes interred on the grounds of the Community Youth Civic Centre, Rotherham)
 
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Record added: Dec 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10043830
George William Chafer
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
George William Chafer
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George William Chafer
Added by: Stephen Farnell
 
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In Memory of George William Chafer VC WW1...died 1st March 1966...9 months before my birth in November 6th 1966
- Ian Chafer
 Added: Apr. 11, 2016
In Memory of my Great Uncle George William Chafer VC WW1...died 9 months before my birth in March 1966.
- Ian Chafer
 Added: Apr. 11, 2016

- Timeless
 Added: Mar. 1, 2016
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