Thursday, 12 December 2013

Hugh Chesterman

Lieutenant, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Army no. 94264
He died on 3 November 1941 on War Service. He was  57,  
He was the son of Charles F and Frances E Chesterman and the husband of Sylvia Wyse Chesterman of Islip. B.A. 
He is buried in the Churchyard St. Nicholas, Islip 

Gloucestershire Echo :Tuesday 04 November 1941
Lieut. Hugh Chesterman, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, in private life a well-known artist, was killed while cycling last night at Hampton Gay ...

Additional Information
He also served in 1914-1918 War
Hugh Chesterman was a published author. He wrote many children's books in the 1920s and 30s, and edited a children's magazine called The Merry Go Round, published in Oxford with his great friend Basil Blackwell. 
I have not established the circumstances of his death but his age must have precluded an active involvement
His address for Probate was The Confessor’s Gate, Islip

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