Harry Victor Chilvers

 

Ryburgh Remembers

 

 

Cpl. 18985 Harry Victor Chilvers

13th. BATTALION WELSH REGIMENT

 

1874- 27th August 1918.

 

 

Harry Victor Chilvers  born Burnham Overy in December 1874 to James and Caroline Martha (Brett) Chilvers

Living in Tenby Road West Ham in 1881. They have four children James, Albert, Harry and Frederick. A fifth Ernest was born in 1877 and has presumably died

James died in Great Ryburgh and was buried on the 10th. April 1889 aged 46

 By 1891 the widowed Caroline is living in one of the cottages that stood on the site of the present day Ryburgh Telephone Exchange with two sons James and Harry. They were both listed as Railway Clerks

In 1901 both sons have moved away and Caroline had two lodgers in their place. Son Frederick also a railway clerk was living in Briston Road Melton Constable that year and by 1911 had been married to Edith for 8 years and had 3 children .

In 1901 Brother Albert is back in West Ham also a railway clerk married to Maria (or possibly Marion?) with 3 children, and brother James is married to Alice Chastney  (who was an Article 68 teacher at Ryburgh school until 1900)  they have no children yet and he is listed as a ticket collector.

1911 and Albert is now a railway porter living in Paddington  James and Alice  have two children. Thomas Chastney, Alice’s nephew from Ryburgh  also a  railway porter is staying at the same address.

In 1901 Harry, now styled as a commercial clerk is boarding at 35 Eagle Walk in the parish of Holy Trinity Heigham in Norwich and from there at present the trail goes cold

 

Caroline Chilvers died in 1917 and was buried in Ryburgh on June 28th.

 

 

 

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