b. 1855 Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire. d. 08/12/1913 Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire.
DATE OF AM ACTION: 02/05/1882 Baddesley, Warwickshire.
Charles Chetwynd was born in Baddesley Ensor in 1855 and was the son of Charles and Louisa, formerly Evans. He was one of their six children with three brothers and two sisters. On 21st April 1873 he married Lydia Sandall. They had nine children although only five survived to adulthood. At the time of the explosion he had been working at Hall End colliery but later returned to work at Baddesley Colliery. On the 8th December 1913 there was a roof fall and Charles was accidentally killed.
THE Queen has been graciously pleased to confer “The Albert Medal” on the following persons, for conspicuous gallantry displayed on the occasion of the Fire and Explosion at the Baddesley Colliery in May last:— ” The Albert Medal of the First Class.” Mr. Reuben Smallman, Mining Engineer. Mr. Arthur Henry Stokes, Inspector of Mines. Charles Day, Collier. Charles Chetwynd, Collier. The Albert Medal of the Second Class.” Mr. Samuel Spruce, Mining Engineer. Mr. Frederick Samuel Marsh, Certified Colliery Manager. Mr. Thomas Harry Mottram, Certified Colliery Manager. William Morris, Collier. William Pickering, Collier. Joseph Chetwynd, Collier.
BURIAL LOCATION: ST NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD, BADDESLEY ENSOR, WARWICKSHIRE.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.
Paul Barnett – Image of Chetwynd AM Grave.