|Name||George William Chafer, VC|
|Born||16 Apr 1894||Bradford, West Yorkshire, England|
|Military Service||Between 3 Jun 1916 and 4 Jun 1916||East of, Meaulte, Somme, Picardie, France |
|Died||2 Mar 1966||Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England|
|Last Modified||5 Aug 2008|
|Mother||Lucy Chafer, b. 1873, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
|Family ID||F31946||Group Sheet|
|Pin Legend||: Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set|
|Photos||George William Chafer VC|
Chafer, George William
Private 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 5th August 1916.
Born on 16th April 1894 at Bradford, Yorkshire.
Died on 2nd March 1966 at Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 3rd/4th June 1916 east of Meaulte, France, during a very heavy bombardment and attack on our trenches, a man carrying an important written 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.