200080 Pte Maurice CHANDLER 1/4th Hallamshire Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Maurice CHANDLER was born c.1890 at Owlerton, Sheffield. He was the son of Henry and Phoebe CHANDLER and had 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
The 1891 census shows the family living at 89 Chapel Street, Nether Hallam, Sheffield. In 1901 they have moved to 446 Penistone Road, Sheffield and in 1911 they are at 13 Rudyard Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield.
Maurice had enlisted as a territorial into the 4th Hallamshire Battalion York and Lancaster regiment on 25th May 1909 at Sheffield, he was given service number 1020. At this time he was shown to be employed as a labourer bricklayer.
On the 5th August 1914 he is embodied into the regular army aged 19 and given service number 200080 with the 1/4th Hallamshire Battalion York Lancs. He had been working as a labourer with J. BERTRAM, Wadsley Bridge, Hillsborough, Sheffield.
On the 13th April 1915 he entered the theatre of war in France. On the 7th January 1916 he is returned to England having suffered a serious facial injury. This is described as having occurred whilst he was on orderly duty and he was in no way to blame. The injury had occurred on 4th November 1915 and he was treated in the 16th General Hospital at Le Treport, France.
He was discharged to civilian employment on 26th May 1917 at Denton and Best Steel Works, Penistone Road, Sheffield.
The above group photo came with the documents to follow. Although the men are mainly Artillery those on the front row can be seen to have York and Lancaster Regiment cap badges so it is very likely Maurice CHANDLER is one of them.
Maurice passed away in Sheffield in 1981.