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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Thomas Bird Cheverton -

Unknown person
Name : Thomas Bird Cheverton.

Son of Richard Bird Cheverton and Sarah Elizabeth Cheverton (née Flux) of Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born 1885 Newport, Isle of Wight.

Married 1912 Helena Seamer (registered Strand Sep Qtr 1912). One son - Gordon T B Cheverton, born 1913.
Her address as his Widow is given on Cheverton's Medal Index Card as Old Ferry Lodge, Wrotham, Kent, and later as 13 Fosse Road, Tonbridge, Kent.
  Census Information :

1891 : Richard and Elizabeth Cheverton with 11 children including Thomas aged 5, are at 3, Lower St James Street, Newport. Richard Cheverton is a Carriage and harness manufacturer.

1901 : Richard and Elizabeth Cheverton with 9 children including Thomas aged 15, are at 3, St James Street, Newport. Richard Cheverton is a Carriage and harness manufacturer.

1911 : Thomas Bird Cheverton, aged 25, is a Boarder with the Pearce family at 7 Bevington Road Beckenham, Kent. He is a Bank Clerk.

  Service details :

Major Thomas Bird Cheverton, Royal Field Artillery.

Sergeant 1356 Thomas Bird Cheverton, 28th Bn London Regiment (Artists Rifles) commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant - gazetted 23 April 1915.
Lt (Temp Capt) T.B. Cheverton, appointed Acting Major while commanding Battery - gazetted 25 September 1917
Lt. (A/Maj) Thomas Bird Cheverton, R.F.A. was awarded the Military Cross - gazetted 3rd June 1918.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 24th March 1918

Commemorated at : Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

CWGC Record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, July 26, 1918 Page 1

Major T. Bird Cheverton, M.C., R.F.A., sixth son of Ald. R. Bird Cheverton, J.P., of Newport, who was reported missing on the western front on March 24th, is now reported killed on that date. He was on the London staff of the National Provincial Bank when he joined up and gained rapid promotion. He leaves a widow and son.
  Further Information :

His brother-in-law Sydney James Knott was killed in action on 8 July 1916.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 22 November 2011 - added link to S J Knott


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