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La. WATERLOO Medal Roll 1815

  1. CHATFIELD, James (Presume survived but not confirmed). Of 10th Light Dragoons on the medal roll for the Military General Service Medal (1793-1814). He has three clasps on his medal for Vittoria, Spain (1813) Toulouse, France (1814) and Orthez, France (1814). The medal and clasps were only awarded to those who survived so this man would probably have lived long enough to fight at Waterloo in 1815.


Boer War 1899-1902

Last name, First names, Number, Regiment

  1. Chatfield Alfred Charles, 2664, Australian Commonwealth Horse. Enlisted into the 4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse on 5th February 1902 at Wallaroo, South Australia for service in the Boer War. The Battalion departed Australia on 1st April 1902 and returned on 24th and 31st July 1902. Survived to enlist in WW1. Son of George & Annie Chatfield, Grandson of Levi & Harriet Jane Chatfield (settled SA 1839)
  2. Chatfield A C, 22738, Royal Engineers
  3. Chatfield A J, 5288, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
  4. Chatfield C J, 4500, 10th (Prince Of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
  5. Chatfield Frank, 21322, Imperial Yeomanry
  6. Chatfield H, 5601, 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
  7. Chatfield H P, Kitchener's Horse
  8. Chatfield J H, 3431, 19th (Princess Of Wales's Own) Hussars
  9. Chatfield M J ,Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
  10. Chatfield R, 365, Kimberley Horse
  11. Chatfield R K, Imperial Yeomanry Scouts
  12. Chatfield R P, Kimberley Town Guard
  13. Chatfield W, 4769, 7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
  14. Chatfield W, 3141, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
  15. Chatfield Walter Henry, 103 Imperial Yeomanry


Died in France
Died in Belgium
Died Elsewhere

Section VI Birmingham

Chatfield, Corporal H. Worcestershire Regiment He was already serving at the outbreak of war and was immediately drafted to France where he took part in the Battle of Retreat from Mons and was badly wounded in action. He was invalided home and in June 1917 was discharged as medically unfit for further service. He then took up work of national importance at a munition factory where he rendered valuable services. He holds the Mons Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.

WWI War Graves in France

Chatfield, Private Albert Edward L.6835 56239610. b. abt 1887, d. Oct. 14, 1914 La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France Region, France. 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action near Troyon 4 October 1914, aged 27. Reservist with 7 years service. Born in Hastings son of  John and Harriet Chatfield, nee Metcalf. Enlisted in Chichester. Resident of the Soldier & Sailors Home 77, Upperton Road, Eastbourne. Nursing assistant. No known grave. Commemorated on The La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial. Date of death either 4th or 14th.

Chatfield, Private Alfred George 3783 16181000. b. 23 Feb 1884 d. 1 Aug 1918 Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, Picardie Region, France. 32nd Battalion (Infantry), Australian Imperial Force (Driver). Born Palm Place, Hackney, Adelaide, South Australia. Son of Frederick George and Elizabeth Chatfield nee Harding of Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood, South Australia. Married to Edith Blanche Chatfield (nee Kearns) of 2 Royd Terrace, Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia.
7 August 1916 - Enlisted B Company, 2nd Depot Battalion.
31 Aug 1916 - Posted to 9/32 Australian Infantry.
21 Sep 1916 - Embarked on the HMAT Commonwealth from Adelaide for France.
14 Nov 1916 - Disembarked at Plymouth, Devon, England.
15 Dec 1916 - Admitted to Fovant Military hospital. 01 Jan 1917 - Discharged from Fovant Military hospital.
02 Jan 1917 – Taken on Strength 8th Training Battalion at Hurdcott, Wiltshire, England
04 Feb 1917 - Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone on the SS Victoria and arrived at Etaples the same day.
09 Feb 1917 - Taken on Strength 32nd Battalion.
05 Feb 1918 – On leave in the UK.
23 Feb 1918 – Returned to unit.
Died 1 August 1918 aged 34 years six months on Bray Corbie Road.
As at February 1925 Alfred had no known grave. Medal entitlement Victory Medal.

Chatfield, Private Alfred Horace G/8863 57155. Born 1879 Sevenoaks district, Kent, died 2 November 1916.  East Kent Regiment. Re-enlisted D Company 9th (Service) Battalion The Welsh Regiment.  Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Resided Wrotham, Kent.  Husband of Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Chatfield nee Burden of 2, South Street, Culverstone, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly of Rolf Cottage, Stanstead Lane, Wrotham, Kent, and the Malt House Farm, Wrotham, Kent. Father of Alfred Horace Chatfield, and Dora Elizabeth Chatfield. Buried Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Grave Ref: XVII. A. 2. Formerly Private, G/8863, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). When former soldier Alfred re-enlisted in the army on 1 January 1916, he stated that he was aged 39 years and 6 months, and that his home address was Rashill Cottages, Ash, near Wrotham, Kent. He said that he was employed as a Skilled Farm Labourer, having previously served for 12 years in The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), to which he was then again attested. After going to serve on the Western Front with his former regiment on 2 July 1916, Alfred was transferred to the 9th (Service) Battalion, Welsh Regiment on 1 September 1916. Two days after his transfer, Alfred suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm. Medal Index Card indicates entitlement to the Victory Medal and British War Medal. Alfred’s name was added to the Wrotham, Kent civic war memorial along with 12 others in 2007. Find A Grave Memorial# 56411709

Chatfield, Arthur Warden 56665237. b. 1890  Waldron, Sussex. d. Nov. 6, 1918 Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. Enlisted 7 May 1909 aged 18 years 8 months in the 2nd/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion (TA). Regimental Number 421. Resident at The Chippings, Lower Green, Pembury, Kent. Looks to have transferred to the 7th Battalion East Kent Regiment, Regimental Number G/13452 in Aug 1916. Promoted to Lance Corporal 8 Nov 1916. Reduced back to Private 15 Dec 1916. Arrived in France 16 Dec 1916. Promoted to Lance Corporal 3 May 1917. Promoted to Corporal 3 May 1917. Declared Missing in Action 23 Mar 1918. As at January 1920 investigations as to whether he survived the war or not could not say that he had not died and declared that he had died sometime between 6 Aug 1918 and 6 Nov 1918. Memorial in Vis en Artois. Probate London 28 Apr 20 Effects £405 13s 6d.

Arthur Warden Chatfield 1890-1918

From REPORTS/PEMBURY BAPTIST.pdf CHATFIELD, ARTHUR WARDEN. Corporal, G/13452. 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died Wednesday 6 November 1918. Aged 28.

Born Waldron, Lewis, Sussex. Enlisted Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Resided Lower Green, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Son of Alfred Chatfield of The Chippings, Lower Green, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and of the late Mary Jane Chatfield (née Suter). Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3, and on the Pembury civic war memorial, also on the Great War memorial plaque which is located in the parish church of St. Peters Upper Church, Hastings Road, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  Arthur is also commemorated on his late mothers’ headstone in the Pembury Non-conformist burial ground Grave Ref: S.282.D "In loving memory of our dear mother Mary Jane Chatfield who died January 29th 1911. At rest. Also of our dear brother Arthur Warden who was reported missing 23rd March 1918."  At the time of the 1901 census, the Chatfield family resided at 1, Sharps Cottages, Lamberhurst, Tonbridge, Kent. Head of the house was 48 year old Maresfield, Sussex native Alfred Chatfield, who was employed as an Agricultural Labourer. Arthur formerly served as Private, 421, 2/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion, he enlisted for 4 years in the Territorial Force on Friday 7 May 1909, at which time he stated that he was 18 years and 8 months old, and was an unemployed Chauffer residing at The Chippings, Lower Green, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The day after enlisting in the Territorial Force, Arthur was attested at Tonbridge, Kent for service in the Kent Cyclist Battalion. On Wednesday 8 November 1916 Arthur was appointed to a Lance Corporal in the 2/1st Kent Cyclist Battalion. He embarked and arrived in France on Saturday 16 December 1916, and was initially posted to the 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). On Friday 9 February 1917 Arthur was at Etaples, Pas de Calais when he was transferred to the 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) and given the regimental number G/13452. Between Wednesday 21 March 1917 and Thursday 3 May 1917, Arthur served as an Acting Corporal having trained and qualified as a Machine Gunner, and on the latter date he was then promoted to the rank of Corporal. On Wednesday 9 January 1918 Arthur was granted 14 days leave to the United Kingdom. Resulting from the action fought by the 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) on Saturday 23 March 1918, it being the third day of the 1918 German Spring Offensive, at least 27 other ranks serving in Arthur’s battalion died, in addition to the fatalities several others were wounded and/or captured and were initially posted as Missing In Action, included amongst those who had been taken prisoner was Arthur. Unfortunately it is unclear exactly when it was that Arthur died whilst he was a prisoner of war of the Germans, and as such his date of death as entered above is the same as that which is shown on his Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemoration details and is an estimated date of death. On Wednesday 7 January 1920, due to the lack of any form of supporting documentation appertaining to Arthur’s exact date of death the Army Council made the decision that for official purposes, it was to be assumed that Arthur had died whilst he was a prisoner of war between Tuesday 6 August 1918 and Wednesday 6 November 1918. Notification of the decision by the Army Council was sent to Arthur’s sister Miss Eva Mary Chatfield (1886 - 1973) of The Chippings, Lower Green, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent on Saturday 10 January 1920. Other correspondence regarding Arthur was sent to Thomas Startup who was an Engine Driver and Albert Palmer who was an Insurance Agent, c/o Messer’s Elvy, Robb & Berry (Solicitors) of 49, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. In November 1920 Arthur’s medals were sent to his brother Percy Cyril Chatfield of "Lower Lodge," Blackhurst Lane, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, after he had signed a form of guarantee to hand them over to anybody having a prior claim to them. Like his late brother Arthur Chatfield, Southborough, Kent native Percy Cyril Chatfield (1893-1953) had also initially served in the Kent Cyclist Battalion and was later transferred to The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) during the Great War.

Chatfield, Rifleman Benjamin 2822 24371725 London Regiment (City of London Rifles). b. unknown d. Feb. 9, 1916 Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France. Resided in Brixton, London. 6th (City of London) Battalion The London Regiment (City of London Rifles). Landed in France 18 March 1915. Killed in Action 9 February 1916. Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay I. D. 29. Medal Entitlement 1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal

Chatfield, L-Corporal Bernard William 2798 16181001 Australian Infantry, A.I.F, 51st Bn. b. 1897 d. Sep. 3, 1916, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, Picardie Region, France. Australian, son of Edmund John and Annie nee Oldham. Born in England. Embarked for France with the 11th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force on 5 October 1915 from Freemantle on HMAT Horoata. Died whilst serving with the B Company, 51st Battalion (Infantry), Australian Imperial Force. Died 3 September 1916 aged 19 years (he had previously been reported as Missing in Action on that date and was officially declared Killed in Action on 9 March 1917). Son of Edmund John and Annie Chatfield. Born in Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Civilian employment: Farmer. Educated at St Georges Public High School, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Arrived in Australia aged 14. His parents said that he was “the youngest member and the mascot of the Regiment”. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, Picardie Region, France

Chatfield, Private Bert Francis 56542889. b. 1895 Brighton, Sussex. d. May 19, 1918. Bagneux British Cemetery, Somme, Picardie Region, France. Son of John Benjamin (deceased) & Charlotte Chatfield of 52 Lennox Street, Brighton, Sussex. Enlisted in Brighton, Sussex. Served first in 9th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (Regimental Number 7580) and then 14th (Pioneer) Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (Regimental Number 41715). Died of his wounds 19 May 1918 aged 23. Bagneux British Cemetery, Somme, Picardie Region, France. Medal entitlement 1914-1915 Star. Registered at birth as Bertie Francis Chatfield.

Chatfield, Private Charles 242226 12359603. b. unknown Tunbridge Wells, Kent d. Nov. 14, 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France.  Enlisted in Canterbury, Kent, England. Served in 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France. Also remembered on the Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent war memorial.

Chatfield, Sapper Douglas D 24608958. b. 1897 Talke, Newcastle-u-Lyme, Staffordshire d. Sep. 6, 1918 Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cher..., Pas de Calais, France. Son of John Thomas and Hannah Elizabeth Chatfield nee Venables. Enlisted at Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England. Served in Army Service Corps (195739) then in Royal Engineers (259271). Killed in Action in France 6 Sep 1918. Medal entitlement Victory Medal and British War Medal

Chatfield, L-Corporal Edward 10108 56385593. b. unknown Chester, Cheshire d. Sep. 20, 1915 Cambrin Churchyard Extension A.8, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. (no forename on CWGC website). Enlisted at Wrexham. 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Medal entitlement Victory Medal, British War Medal. (This man may have taken part in the legendary football match in no-man’s land on Christmas Day 1914 against the Germans.)

Chatfield, Earnest Coy Private 56675479. b. Jun. 22, 1871 Minnesota, USA d. Oct. 9, 1916 Courcelette, Battle of the Somme.  Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. Enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force 12 Nov 1915, joined the 49th Battalion (Alberta Regiment). Service number 101607. Extract from the CEF Burial Register: ”Previously reported missing, now reported Killed in Action." Was with his battalion when an attack was made on Regina Trench, about 4.30am on 8 October 1916. A trench just in front was occupied but was only held for five or six hours. During the occupation of this trench Private Chatfield was severely wounded by shell splinters, the effects from which he subsequently died.”  Occupation before the war was given as Blacksmith on his enlistment form. His brother Guy Carlton Chatfield was named as NOK.

Chatfield, Ernest Private 16008 24373016. b. 1895 Uttoxeter, Staffordshire d. Jan. 9, 1918 Philosophe Military Cemetery III.B.4, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Arthur and Sarah Chatfield of 14 Silver Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, their marriage not found on GRO. Civilian occupation: Blacksmith/Labourer. Enlisted 23 December 1914 at Litchfield, Staffordshire aged 19 years 46 Days. Posted from 3rd Battalion North Staffs to the 5th Battalion North Staffs 28 Aug 1915. Admitted to hospital with dysentery at Gallipoli 6 October 1915. Invalided back to England via Malta 13 November 1915. Joined the 3rd Battalion North Staffs 13 May 1916 in UK. Embarked at Folkestone for Calais 23 November 1916. Joined 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment in the field 11 December 1916. Posted to 1st/5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment in the field 25 October 1917. Killed in Action France 9 January 1918. Served in the Balkans before 1 January 1916. Medal entitlement Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1914-1915 Star.

Chatfield, Ernest George Thomas 12359605 b. 1894 d. Nov. 5, 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France. C/1204 Rifleman 16th (Service) Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Enlisted at Tonbridge, Kent. Born in Croydon, Surrey 2nd Qtr 1894 2a 212. Resided at Sevenoaks, Kent. Killed in Action on the Somme in France Sunday 5 Nov 1916 aged 22 (16 KRRC attacked Lesboeufs that day). Son of William Ernest Chatfield and Emma Chatfield nee Knight of 2 Victoria Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. Listed on the Theipval Memorial, Pier and Face 13A and 13B.

Chatfield, Frank L-Corporal G/1475 15273589. b. 1888 d. May 9, 1915 Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Born Hayward's Heath, Sussex, England. Enlisted at Hayward's Heath, Sussex. Arrived in France 11 January 1915. Killed in Action 9 May 1915 aged 28 at Richebourg l’Avoue, Flanders. Son of George Richard and Clara Ellen Chatfield nee Pestifield of Kent Street, Cowfold, Sussex, England. Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Panel 20 and 21. Medal entitlement 1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal. Probate date 17 Aug 1915. Left £813 10s 10d to his brother P.C. Albert Henry Chatfield. 1891 and 1901 census shows him and his family living in Cuckfield, Sussex.

Chatfield, Frederick George Private TF/266523 56541077. b. 1885, d. Sep. 5, 1918 Peronne Communal Cemetery, Peronne, Picardie Region, France. Grave III. O. 39. Find a Grave Memorial 56541077. Born 1885 Wimbledon, Surrey, England. Late of 39, George St., Salisbury, Wilts. 7th (Service) Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Killed in Action 5 Sep1918 aged 33. Son of William Henry and Louisa Chatfield nee Thomas of 39 George Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Medal entitlement Victory Medal and British War Medal.

Chatfield, George Michael Petty Officer Stoker. K/758 Age 30, born 1887 Portsea, Hampshire. Son of George William Chatfield and Louisa Jane /Rayner.  Husband of Frances Chatfield of 12 Little Southsea Street, Southsea, Portsmouth. PNM. 12 Dec 1917 30 Royal Navy, United Kingdom 26. PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. One son, Victor George Michael Chatfield, 1914-1981 emigrated to Canada.

Chatfield, Private Harry G/10162 16076424. b. 1997/8, d. Mar. 22, 1918 Pozieres Memorial, Somme, Picardie Region, France. Royal West Kent Regiment. Son of James Henry and Elizabeth Chatfield nee Dacombe of Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Born Riverhead, Kent, England. Enlisted at Maidstone, Kent and posted to the Regimental Depot 7 October 1915. Posted to 10 RWKR 7 October 1915. Embarked at Southampton for France 3 May 1916. Wounded 9 September 1916, Gun Shot Wound to face and hands. Posted to Regimental Depot 24 September 1916. Posted to 3 RWKR 1 February 1917. Posted to 8 RWKR 16 March 1917 in France. Wounded 2 February 1918. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, Picardie Region, France Panel 58 and 59. Medal entitlement Victory Medal and British War Medal.

Chatfield, Private Henry Leonard 12849 15341776. b. 1895 d. Sep. 25, 1915, (first day of the Battle of Loos) Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Panel 35 to 37. From Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. Son of William Charles and Eliza Caroline Chatfield nee Moore, 22 Brook Road, Hook Road, Surbiton, Surrey, England. 9th (Service) Battalion Devonshire Regiment.

Chatfield, Sergeant TF, Herbert Dixon 56665238. 320094 16th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 74th Yeomanry Division.  b. 1890 d. Sep. 2, 1918 at Mouislaines, commemorated on memorial at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. From Eastbourne, Sussex. Killed in action near Mouislaines. Aged 28. Resident of 18, Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne. Born and enlisted in Eastbourne.

Chatfield, Horace James L-Corporal 1818 56413754. b. 1886 Hove, Sussex, d. Sep. 14, 1914 Grand-Seraucourt British ..., Aisne, Picardie Region, France. Enlisted 9 December 1904 at Haywards Heath, Sussex. Joined Regimental Depot 8 February 1905. Joined 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment 6 October 1905. Posted to 1st Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment 12 February 1907 in Rawalpindi, India. Promoted to Lance Corporal 1 March 1911. Discharged on Transfer to the Reserve 18 March 1912. Married in the Registry Office, Brighton 3 October 1912 to Winifred Margaret Felton. Two children Annie Ellen 1913 and William Horace 1914. Re-enlisted 5 August 1914 and posted to 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in Action 14 September 1914. Medal entitlement 1914 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, Private James 56161660. b. unknown d. Oct. 28, 1916, Heilly Station Cemetery, Somme, Picardie Region, France.

Chatfield, Private John 18364 12359604. b. 1881 or 1885, d. Jul. 1, 1916, Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France. 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Born Winshill, Derbyshire, England. Enlisted at Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Disembarked in France 4 Aug 1915. Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916 (first day of the Battle of the Somme). The Battalion attacked Ovillers, three of the Companies went over the top at 0730 hours. John was one of 33 Other Ranks from the Battalion killed, 3 more died of their wounds, 260 wounded and 118 missing. Two officers were killed, the Commanding Officer died of his wounds, 8 officers were wounded and 9 were listed as missing. Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 11 D. Medal entitlement 1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, Private John G/2899 15341777. b. unknown d. Sep. 26, 1915, Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. 8th (Service) Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. Born Greenwich, Kent, England.Husband of Mary Louisa Chatfield nee Puddifoot, 9 Moffat Road, Tooting, London. Resident of Wimbledon, Surrey. Enlisted in Merton, Surrey. Battalion arrived in France 30 August 1915, landed at Boulogne. Killed in Action 26 Sep 1915 aged 45 (2nd day of the Battle of Loos, the Battalion lost all but one of it’s officers and 550 other ranks). Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97

Chatfield John Bertram (born Bertie) 1890 - 1917 GRO Bertie Chatfield born 1st qtr 1890. (No birth for John Bertram Chatfield found on General Register). Census 1891 Moore Street, Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, England.  Bertie Son Age 1, Birth 1890 Northamptonshire, England.
Find a Grave Memorial 198798063
Census 1901 39a Wood Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. Age 11.
Emigrated to Australia.
Occupation 23 May 1916 Cobar, NSW, Australia, Miner
Place Of Enlistment: Cobar, NSW, Australia.
Military-Begun: 20 May 1916, Dubbo, NSW, Australia. Service Number 5911
Name ? WILLIAMS, John  Born 1st qtr 1888, Northampton 3b 89 (Was this name used as it is believed he had enlisted first in UK. He called his son John William!?)
Died 03 May 1917 France. Killed in action. Buried Aft 03 May 1917, Memorial Panel: 92 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 26 Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France. Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Notes: Joan Chatfield says he deserted from the service in England and came to Australia. He was one of five brothers, one of whom married a Knight of Knight's slippers family.
Father: Chatfield William Henry, b. 1859, Balance Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England. d. 1901, Northamptonshire, England.
Mother: Busby Sarah Jane, b. 1863, Northampton, Northamptonshire,
Married: 1884 Northamptonshire, England.
Spouse: Pusell Ethel Jane, b. 31 Jul 1899, Thompson's Creek, NSW, Australia.  d. 30 May 1988, Alloa Nursing Home, Arncliffe, NSW, Australia.
Married 12 Dec 1914 at the Residence of Mr. James Pusell, Cobar, NSW, Australia. Ceremony performed according to the rites of the Methodist Church by Bernard Deane. She remarried Frank Duncan, 20 May 1922.
1. Chatfield, John William, b. 12 May 1915, Cobar, NSW, Australia. d. 30 Dec 1988, Alexander Street, Coogee, NSW, Australia.
2. Chatfield, Nellie, b. 04 Apr 1917, Cobar, NSW, Australia. d. 18 Apr 1917, Cobar, NSW, Australia.

Chatfield, Private John William 10139 15341778. b. unknown d. Sep. 25, 1915 Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. 8th (Service) Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Son of Arthur and Matilda Chatfield of 1 Shelton Place, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, England. Husband of Caroline Alberta Chatfield nee Taylor of 8 Cumberland Terrace, Paris Street, Exeter, Devon, England. (I’ve seen a long list of men from Paris Street that were killed). Married Exeter 3rd Qtr 1905. Possibly has a son, John William, born 2nd Qtr 1907 in Exeter (died Oct 1994 in Exeter). Born Abt 1887 Manchester, England (There is a John William Chatfield born in Salford 3rd Qtr 1886). Enlisted in Cardiff, South Wales. Battalion landed at Le Havre 26 Jul 1915. Killed in Action 25 Sep 1915 (first day of the Battle of Loos) aged 28. Loos Memorial Panel 35 to 37.

Chatfield, Sergeant Joseph 10/1773  56439995. b. 1887 d. Jul. 20, 1918 Foncquevillers Military (..., Foncquevillers, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. 1st Battalion Wellington Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Son of William George and Mary Chatfield, Barry’s Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand. Died of wounds received 20 Jul 1918. Buried Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France. Grave reference II.E.6

Chatfield, Private Lawrence Clifford George 3027 16180998. b. 1895 Bendigo, Victoria, Australia d. May 6, 1917 Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, Picardie Region, France. Australian. 11th Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Son of George and Louise Chatfield nee Hill and three sisters and at least two brothers, 103 Glendower Street, North Perth, Western Australia. Attended Highgate Hill State School, Victoria. Civilian occupation – Clerk. Enlisted 6 Jul 1915. Embarked at Freemantle on the HMAT Themistocles 13 Sep 1915. Landed in Egypt for training for four months. Disembarked from SS Suffolk at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli 24 Apr 1916. Withdrew from Gallipoli 16/17 Nov 1916. Sailed to Menos for recuperation. Returned to Egypt (Alexandria) Early 1917. Deployed to France 30 March 1917. Disembarked Marseilles, France 5 Apr 1917. Killed in action at Bullecourt, May 6, 1917, aged just 9 days short of 22. No known grave
Western Mail (Perth, WA : Friday 8 June 1917)
CHATFIELD,-In loving memory of my dear friend, Laurence Chatfield, who was killed in action in France on May 6, 1917. -Inserted by Raby Chandler.
CHATFIELD.-On May 6, 1917. killed in action in France Laurence, the dearly loved and only son of Mrs. L. Chatfield, 103 Glendower-street, North Perth, aged 22 years all but 9 days. So dearly loved; deeply mourned. Our hero at rest.
The West Australian (Perth, WA : Thursday 8 May 1919)
His mother was still inserting memorials in the The West Australian (Perth, WA.) in 1940; CHATFIELD.-In loving memory of my dear Son and our Brother, Lawrie, killed at Bullecourt. May 6. 1917. Safe in God's keeping. Inserted by his loving mother, sisters, brothers.
The West Australian (Perth, WA : Saturday 5 May 1928)
IN MEMORIAM. Anzac Heroes. CHATFIELD. - In sad and loving memory of my dear son and brother, Laurie, killed in action at Bullecourt, May 6, 1917. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. Inserted by his loving mother and sisters and adopted brother.
CHATFIELD.- A tribute to the memory of Pte. Lawrence Chatfield, and also the other four Australians who were killed by the same shell in the front line at Bullecourt on May 8. 1917.

Chatfield, Private Percy Charles 200130 56582833. b. 1 Apr 1898, Hove ,Sussex, UK, d. Oct. 5, 1918, Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France, IV.E.8. 47th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Son of Jemima Hiscox, 132 61st Avenue, South Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Percy’s mother relocated to Canada after the death of her first husband). Trade Butcher. Enlisted 1 Dec 1916. Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Hiscox, 804, 22nd Ave E., Vancouver, B.C. Died of his wounds 5 Oct 1918. Was with his Company in the village of Sailly when he was severely wounded by machine gun bullets. He was evacuated to No. 22 Casualty Clearing Station where he succumbed to his wounds. Link to grave.

Chatfield, L-Corp Reginald F 52950 6494531. b. unknown d. May 26, 1916 Le Touret Military (CWGC)..., Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France III.F.32. (Medal Index Card only shows rank as Private). 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Son of Arthur Frank and Mary Clara Chatfield nee Holman. Arrived in Theatre 23 Jan 1915. Medal entitlement 1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, Gunner Sidney 805774  50534556. (Forename spelt Sydney on Medal Index Card) b. unknown, d. Feb. 17, 1919 Houchin British Cemetery, 62760, Pas-de-Calais, France, IV.A.4. "A" Bty. 296th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Medal entitlement Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, L-Corp Sydney (Sidney on birth register) C/42519 56260727. b. 1888 d. Mar. 25, 1917 Saint Sever Cemetery Exte..., Rouen, Haute-Normandie Region, France, 0.VIII.K.7. 20th (3rd Public Schools) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born 1888 Beckenham, Kent, England. Son of Reuben and Dinah Ann Chatfield nee Knight. Resident of Penge. Enlisted Bromley, Kent, England. Died of wounds 25 Mar 1917.  Married to Lilian Murrell Drawbridge, 14 June 1913 at Southborough, Kent.

Chatfield, Private Thomas 50534557 also 52513, 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers enlisting in Croydon, Surrey. b. 1899, d. Sunday Aug. 25, 1918, buried grave: II.A.23, Houchin British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. He served in December 1917 with the 25th Training Reserve Battalion and then in January 1918 with the 3rd Royal Suffolks. Thomas was the youngest son of Alfred and Mary Chatfield (nee Martin) of Newick and also of Alverstone House, Chailey, Sussex. He appears on the 1901 census living with them and his brothers and sisters at The Rough in Newick. The household comprised Alfred Chatfield (aged 42, head of the family, born at Fletching and working as a domestic gardener), his wife Mary (aged 42, born in Newick) and their six children: Mabel Chatfield (aged 14, born Fletching), Emily Chatfield (aged 13, born Fletching), Harry Chatfield (aged ten, born Uckfield), Frank Chatfield (aged eight, born Fletching), John (aged four) and Thomas (aged two, born Newick). There were other children as the 1891 census shows the family living at Church Street, Uckfield. Alfred Chatfield (aged eight, born at Fletching) and Alice Mary Chatfield (aged six, born at Fletching) had obviously left the family home by the time the 1901 census was taken. Harry Chatfield is recorded as “infant Chatfield aged under one month”. Thomas’ brothers Frank, Harry and John Chatfield also served their King and Country during the First World War. All three survived.

Chatfield, Private Thomas William G/22302  56376851, 32nd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (East Ham). b. 1894 d. Oct. 10, 1916 A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, Picardie Region, France. From Bethnal Green, London. Parents Thomas William and Eleanor Esther nee Johnson, of 94 Bristol Road, East Ham, London. Born 15 New Church Street, Bethnal Green, London. Baptised 17 Dec 1893 St Andrews, Bethnal Green. Enlisted in East Ham. Battalion landed in France 5 May 1916. Died 10 Oct 1916 (May have died a few days earlier but the 10th seems to be the official date). A.I.F Burial Ground, Flers XI.M.3. Probate date 28 Aug 1917 left £95 0s 3d to his father. [124th Brigade, 41st Division: Arrived Bellancourt from Ploegsteert area (24th Aug.). To Ailly-le-haut-Clocher (31st Aug.), Bellancourt (1st Sep.). Arrived "Edgehill Station" (8th Sep.) and from there to Fricourt Camp. Via Montauban to trenches north-east of Delville Wood (15th Sep.) - with 26th Battalion took part in attack {Battle of Flers-Courcellete - attacking North from northern edge of Delville Wood towards the village of Flers}. Casualties 293. To Edgehill Station (18th Sep.), Pommiers Redoubt (3rd Oct.), Gird Lines (4th Oct.). Attack on Bayonet Trench (7th Oct.). To Mametz Wood (11th Oct.).]

Chatfield, Private Timothy Walter (middle name of “Walter” not used on military documents) 1825 56631293 1st/7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment (Territorial)t, b. 1896 Edmonton, Middlesex, d. May 12, 1915, Sailly-sur-la-Lys, Canadian Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. Grave II. G. 152.  Son of Walter Edward and Flora Chatfield nee Wallace, of 1, King's Road, Fairfield Road, Edmonton, London. Baptised 17 May 1896 St James Enfield Highway, Enfield. 1901 census shows family in Edmonton with five siblings. Plumber by trade. Residence 1 Kings Road, Edmonton. Enlisted at Tottenham 14 Apr 1913. Served in Gibraltar between 4 Sep 1914 until 14 Feb 1915. In UK between 15 Feb 1915 and 11 Mar 1915, stationed in Barnet. Arrived in France 12 Mar 1915 at Le Havre. Wounded Thursday 13 May 1915. Admitted to 24 Field Hospital 14 May 1915. Died of wounds 12 May 1915 aged 19. Medal entitlement 1914-1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

[Sailly Church was burnt during the open fighting of October 1914, when French cavalry and British and German infantry fought on the Lys, but from the winter of 1914-1915 to the spring of 1918 the village was comparatively untouched. It was captured by the Germans on 9 April 1918, and it remained in their hands until the beginning of September. The cemetery was begun by Canadian units in March 1915, and used as a front-line cemetery until July 1916; it contains 313 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and one German grave.]

Chatfield, Pvt 1CL W 55948555. b. 1st Qtr 1894 at Nutley, Uckfield, Sussex. d. Aug. 3, 1918 Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, Lorraine Region, France.

Chatfield, Private Walter 56073782 Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). b. 19 Sep 1880. d. Apr. 11, 1917 Duisans British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. Grave I. M. 3. Born Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Sussex Son of Arthur and Ellen Chatfield, of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex; husband of Emmeline Annie Chatfield, of 37, North Rd., Preston, Brighton. Married Emmeline Annie Scrace at Preston, Brighton 16 Nov 1907 and had two children, Elsie 1910 believed died 1913 and Leslie 1914. Trade – Gardener. Attested 26 Nov 1915 and posted to Army Reserve. Posted to 27th (Reserve) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (Regimental Number 3273) 24 Jun 1916. Battalion converted to 103rd Training Reserve Battalion 1 Sep 1916. Landed in France 6 Oct 1916. Posted to 8 Platoon, B Company, 6th (Service) Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment (Regimental Number 1772) 18 Oct 1916. Wounded at Vimy 9 Apr 1917. Died of serious shrapnel wounds to back and chest 3 am 11 Apr 1917 aged 36 at No 8 Clearing Station. Commemorated on the Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Sussex civic war memorial. Also listed on the war memorial at Kippington, Sevenoaks. Medal entitlement Victory Medal, British War Medal. An officer wrote to Walter’s wife, he said “Chatfield always struck one as being an essentially plucky man and a splendid chap and did really fine work in the trenches. As 9 April was the date of Vimy, your husband must have died the finest death of all whilst taking German trenches”

Chatfield, Private William Charles G/7220  56184567 The Queen's (1st Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment). b. 1894 d. Jul. 29, 1916 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, Picardie Region, France. Grave A. 3. Son of Harriett Annie Chatfield nee Carr (who married William Henry Wheeler 1906) of New Barn Cottages, Seal, Farnham, Surrey and the late William George Chatfield. Resident Newdigate, Sussex. Enlisted at Dorking, Surrey. Died of wounds 29 Jul 1916 aged 21. Buried 30 Jul 1916. Medal entitlement Victory Medal and British War Medal. [The Battalion’s war diary describes the incident in which William died. It says “At about 11.30am a fatal bombing incident occurred while 2Lt A Mundye was training a class of Bombers. They were throwing live Mills bombs, when one went off prematurely immediately after leaving Pte Chatfield’s hand, who was being instructed. The bursting bomb mortally wounded 2Lt A Mundye & 924 Sgt Best A and 7220 Pte Chatfield W. These three died of their wounds within half an hour of the accident.” There were two other men wounded in this incident but they survived.]

William was the elder son of William George and Harriet Annie (nee Carr) Chatfield. He was born in 1893 and had a younger brother Alfred, born in 1901. Both sons were baptised in Nutley Church. The father’s occupation was given as a labourer. His parents married in Nutley Church in 1890. The 1891 Census has William’s parents living in Powder Mill Cottage, Nutley.William was killed during the battle to capture Thiepval. The battle began on 1 July 1916 and ended on 26 September 1916. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery is located in a village 3 kilometres south of Albert. William’s father died, date unknown and his mother remarried and left Nutley.

Chatfield,  Private William Charles G/18013 56399712 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs). b. abt 1886 (possibly born 1895, Brighton), died of wounds 8 Sep 1916 aged 30. Couin British Cemetery, Couin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. Grave III. A.1. On his gravestone his number is shown as 5/18013. Also had Regimental Number 3881, possibly served in two different Battalions of the same Regiment. Born Uckfield, Sussex. Brother of Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Wickens (her husband married 1898, Uckfield, Luther William Wickens), of 122, Framfield Rd., Uckfield, Sussex. Enlisted at Uckfield, Sussex. Medal entitlement Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, Private William Leslie 38706716 Hampshire Regiment. b. 1897 d. Nov. 4, 1918 Ruesnes Communal Cemetery, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Grave I. B. 23. Son of Frederick William and Matilda Maria Chatfield.

Chatfield, Lance-Sergeant William W 56718663. b. 1896 abt., d. Mar. 28, 1918 Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. Served in King’s Own Scottish Borderers ( Corporal, Regimental Number 241473) and then 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (Regimental Number 204570). Son of William Thomas and Eleanor Chatfield nee Lockett, of Apedale View, Bignall End, Stoke-on-Trent. Born abt 1896 Audley, Staffordshire. Enlisted Newcastle, Staffordshire. Medal entitlement Victory Medal, British War Medal.  

WWI War Graves in Belgium

ChatfieldPrivate Alfred 10253 4th (Queen’s Own) Hussars. Born abt 1894. Killed in Action 28 Apr 1915 aged 21. Son of Mr. Albert Samuel and Mrs. Kate Chatfield nee Flanagan, of 16, Carlton Rd., Kingsley Park, Northampton. Arrived in France 15 Aug 1914. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres (Ieper), West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium Panel 5. Medal entitlement 1914 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, Private Arthur John 9054  12699359. Born 1893, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.. Died 9 May 1915. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Ploegsteert Memorial (CWG..., Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Son of William Henry Chatfield (Decd 1901) and Mrs. Sarah Jane Chatfield (nee Busby), of 16, Mill Rd., Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Baptised St Luke’s, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Landed in France at Le Havre 6 Nov 1914. This is the date of the Battle of Aubers Ridge in which both the 1st and 2nd Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment were involved. The attack was a failure and the British suffered 11,000 casualties on this day but four Victoria Crosses were awarded for this one attack. 2 Northants suffered 400 casualties themselves, their War Diary entry for the two days of the battle can be found here: Medal entitlement 1914 Star and clasp, Victory Medal, British War Medal. The clasp to the 1914 Star was awarded to any soldier that served in France and Belgium under enemy fire between 5th August and midnight 22/23 November 1914. Mother emigrated to Canada with remaining three daughters.

ChatfieldPrivate Charles John  Service No. 32948. East Surrey Regiment. Born 1884, Norwood London. Killed in Action 3 Nov 1918 aged 35. Son of Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Emma Chatfield nee Arthur, of Norwood, London. Married Hilda May Curwood 1915 and lived at 48 High St., Addlestone, Surrey, England. Hilda died a widow in 1971 in Surrey. On an unknown date Charles received notice of his conscription and he reported to Guildford Barracks and enlisted in the 12th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. On the 3rd September 1918 just ten weeks before the end of the war Charles was killed in action near Ypres, in Flanders (Belgium). Charles was 35 when he died and is buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery near Kemmel, 5 miles from Ypres. Memorial

Chatfield, Sergeant George P Military Medal. L/10258  12533398. b. 1894, Newbridge, Ireland, d. Sep. 25, 1917 Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres (Ieper), West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. 1st Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment. Landed in France 12 Aug 1914. The Battalion war diary entry for 25 Sep 1917 can be found here . Medal entitlement Military Medal, 1914 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal (There is no mention of the Military Medal on his Medal Index Card). The award of the Military Medal to Sgt G P Chatfield was published in the London Gazette on 10th October 1916

Chatfield, Trooper George Henry 1650 11969370. b. 1898. d. Oct. 12, 1917, Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. Household Battalion of the Household Cavalry. Son of Edward and Alice Chatfield nee Grover, of 36, John St., Brighton. Born in Brighton, Sussex. Killed in Action aged 19. Medal entitlement Victory Medal, British War Medal. Extract of the history of the Battalion at the time of George’s death:

"On 10th October 1917, Colonel Portal's unit came under command of 12th Brigade and was instructed to be ready to advance on 12th October on extreme right of the 12th Brigade which was on the extreme right of the 4th Div with 18th Inf. Div on its right. The Household Battalion's objective was a few pillboxes and MG posts marked on the map as Requette Farm, left and east of Poelcappelle where fighting had been going on since the 9th October. Early in the morning of the 12th October, Colonel Portal's men lost touch with the Royal West Kents, who were on their right and acting as extreme left flank battalion of the 18th Infantry Division. The Household Battalion also came under heavy fire from Poelcappelle which contained enemy. Part of a company of The Household Battalion were able to get into Requette Farm, capture its machine gunners and guns and hold it. Their hold was tenuous since no runner, (the only means of communication with Battalion Headquarters), could get by Poelcappelle on account of snipers. Nonetheless, this dwindling remnant of a company of cavalry-cum infantry held out until the late afternoon. At 1500 hours, 12th October, only three Officers remained in the forward companies of the Battalion. They were Captain V.A. Cazalet, MC, (1LG); 2nd Lieut. C.H. Davies, (2LG); and Lieutenant A.L. Martin (Gren. Gds.). All three had begun the action in the Support Company. The men under their command were utterly exhausted and not a single non-Commissioned Officer above the rank of Corporal remained. In the dark of the small hours of the 13th October, the 3 rifle companies still left at the rear had to be taken up in relief by the Commanding Officer, his Adjutant, Captain R.W.G. Dill, and Battalion Corporal Major Wright. To the right of the 4th and 18th Divisions, the attack on Passchendaele failed and wounded men, and some able, drowned in the mud beneath floating duck-boards. There was a withdrawal along the whole sector of the Poelcappelle - Passchendaele Front. The reckoning for The Household Battalion was a loss of over 400 men for a temporary gain of 600 yards. In rest at Arras, The Household Battalion received its last draft of 500 new faces from Windsor in late October."

Chatfield, Private Harry (Henry) L/19102  11985237. b. spring 1884 as Henry, Deptford, London. Census 1901 living in St Paul, Deptford. d. Killed in Action  22 Feb 1915. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres (Ieper), West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium, Panel 45 and 47. 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. Previously served in the 5th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps (Special Reserve). Occupation Labourer. Enlisted 27 Feb 1913 at New Cross, Kent. Released from detention having served 112 days between 6 Aug and 11 Nov 1914 in a civil prison on four charges of theft (uncertain if convicted by Courts Martial or Civil Courts). Landed in France 7 Dec 1914. Killed in Action 22 Feb 1915. Medal entitlement 1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, 332A Private Keith Garraway 11985238. Australian Infantry, A.I.F., b. Aug 5, 1895 d. Oct. 3, 1917 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres (Ieper), West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium, Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31. O Company, 1st Battalion. Son of Percy Garraway Chatfield and Amelia Elizabeth Chatfield. Native of Ryde, New South Wales.  C Company, 1st Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F.  Son of Percy Garraway Chatfield and Amelia E. Chatfield. Native of Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.  Born 5 Aug 1895.  13 Apr 1916 - Enlisted at Roseberry Park, New South Wales, Australia. 18 May 1916 - Embarked for England on HMAT Demosthenes at Sydney with the 3rd Divisional Cyclist Company, 1st Reinforcements, suffered with measles on board ship between 27 Jun and 4 Jul 1916.  29 Aug 1916 - Taken on Strength Cyclist Training Battalion Chisledon, Wiltshire, England from No 1 Command Depot, Perham Down. 07 Sep 1916 - Transferred to the 1st Battalion at Perham Down, Wiltshire, England. 08 Mar 1917 - Qualified as a 1st Class Signaller at Durrington, West Sussex. 10 Apr 1917 - Proceeded overseas from Folkestone and arrives at Etaples the next day. 03 Oct 1917 - Died aged 22. The Battalion had moved to Westhoek Ridge the day before. The Battalion War Diary does not make any mention of engagements with the enemy on the day Keith was killed even though other members of the Battalion were killed that day. No war diary for C Company has been found online. Medal entitlement Victory Medal.

The following was a report for the Australian Red Cross written by Keith’s Company Commander: "He was killed by a shell while out over the top at Broodesinde on 4th Oct. I saw him killed and saw his dead body. It was buried about 100 yards W. of the Broodesinde - Nordingham Road. I saw the burial. The grave lies in an exact line between Remus and Celtic Woods. He belonged to C Co."

Another soldier wrote: "He was a ???? in C. Coy. I saw him killed by a shell and was carrying rations at the time, was not badly knocked about. It happened near Zonnebeke Church. He should not have been on fatigues at the time but we were short handed. He was buried near where hit. I saw his grave, no cross up at the time. He was just put in a shell hole and covered over."

The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW : Saturday 5 October 1918

CHATFIELD.-A tribute of love to the memory of our dear son, Keith Garraway Chatfield, Signaller, O Company, 1st Battalion, killed in action. Broodseinde, Belgium, October 4, 1917. Inserted by his loving father and mother.

CHATFIELD.-In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle. Keith Garraway Chatfield, Signaller, O Company, 1st Battalion, killed in action, Broodseinde, Belgium, October 4, 1917. Inserted by his loving sister and brother, Ida and Charlie, and little Colin. (Brother and sister-in-law)

CHATFIELD.-In loving memory of our dear brother. Keith Garraway Chatfield, Signaller, O Company, 1st Battalion, killed in action, Broodseinde, Belgium, October 4, 1917. Inserted by his loving sister and brother, Elsie and Percy. (Brother and sister-in-law)

CHATFIELD.-In loving memory of our dear brother, Keith Garraway Chatfield, Signaller, O Company, 1st Battalion, killed in action, Broodseinde, Belgium, October 4, 1917. Inserted by his loving sisters. Dorothy and Enid. (Sisters)

WWI War Graves Elsewhere

Chatfield, Private Albert Edward, Cheshire Regiment. Death: Apr. 19, 1917 aged 34 at the Second Battle of Gaza, Palestine, b 1882 Stoke-on-Trent. Burial: Gaza War Cemetery, Gaza, Gaza Strip, Plot: XIII. A. 6. Find A Grave Memorial# 56592913

Chatfield, Corporal Harry George Humphrey 4798  b. 1884 Haywards Heath, d. 25 Sep 1914 of wounds. 1st Battalion The Scots Guards 1st Division. He was born at Haywards Heath. Wounded on the Marne and died in Netley Military Hospital aged 30. Son of Henry (Harry) & Frances (Fanny Ann) Chatfield (nee Head) of 4, Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath. Husband of Mrs Margaret Chatfield nee Milliner married 1912 of “The Vineries” Langney, Eastbourne.  They had one son Harry F. born 1913. He joined the East Sussex Constabulary on 9th May 1911 age 27, warrant card number 1260. He resigned on 1st September 1914 to rejoin the Colours and enlisted at Cuckfield giving his residence as Haywards Heath. 13 Aug 1914 – Disembarked at Le Havre. Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hound, Hampshire, Grave reference C. E. 1589. The cemetery is a War Department one of 17 acres attached to the Royal Victoria Hospital. It is divided into Church of England, Officer's Roman Catholic and Nonconformist sections. Scattered through these are 636 British, 15 Belgian, and 69 German War Graves. The Hospital was erected in 1856-63 and at the outbreak of the war it had 955 beds although this was later increased by the addition of two hutted hospitals in the grounds. His name is included on the memorial at the Police Station, West Street, Lewes, East Sussex. Also named on the Eastbourne War Memorial, Hayward's Heath War Memorial and St Winifred’s School War Memorial. Medal entitlement 1914 Star and clasp, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Chatfield, James Robert 33285. Battery Quartermaster Serjeant, Royal Horse Artillery And Royal Field Artillery, "V" Bty. Died 24 Feb 1917 aged 35, born 1881, Patcham, Sussex. Panel 3 and 60. Basra Memorial. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Chatfield; husband of Clara Mary Chatfield, of 231, Council Houses, Crawley Rd., Roffey, Horsham, Sussex.

Chatfield, Leonard, Driver T2/016781, Royal Army Service Corps. 22nd Divisional Train. Died in the Balkans 11th August 1916. Aged 28. Son of Frederick & Sarah Chatfield of Marehill, Pulborough. Born in Pulborough & enlisted in Rugby. Buried in Salonika (Lambet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.

Chatfield, Reuben Chatfield, Reuben 1876-1916 died Iraq Driver 895 1/3rd Home Counties Brigade, 44th (Home Counties) Division, Royal Field Artillery. Born 1876 in Ditchling of parents James Chatfield and Eliza Wilkins and enlisted in Hove, Sussex. Died in Mesopotamia 25 June 1916. Burial: Amara War Cemetery, Al `Amarah, Maysan, Iraq. Plot: VIII. D. 13. On Hove Library World War 1 War Memorial. Entitled to the 1915 Star, Victory Medal and British War Medal.

Chatfield, Private Reuben, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment). Died Jul. 1, 1917. Age: 36. Buried Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent, England, Plot: R. 572. Find A Grave Memorial #56424509.

Chatfield, Walter James H, Stoker Petty Officer, 309113 (Po), Saturday, 6 October 1917 - Begonia, fleet sweeping sloop, disappeared in Atlantic to SW of England, possibly torpedoed, declared lost on Saturday 6th. Born 1885, Portsea, Hants. Parents: George William Chatfield & Louisa Jane Rayner. Married Emily F Tidmarsh 1916. Lived in Portsmouth, Hants.

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  • + ALFRED JAMES CHATFIELD 1944 Army France
  • + ALFRED CHARLES CHATFIELD 1944 Able Seaman, Kanchanaburi Cemetery, Thailand
  • + ALFRED GEORGE CHATFIELD 1945 Army Germany
  • + CHARLES CHATFIELD 1944 Naval Rating
  • + CYRIL D CHATFIELD 1941 Army
  • + DONALD ERNEST CHATFIELD 1943 Naval Rating
  • + EDWIN H CHATFIELD 1941 Naval Rating HMS Hood
  • + FRANK CHATFIELD 1940 Army France
  • + FRANK ALBERT CHATFIELD 1945 Army. Bd. Becklingen War Cmtry, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • + KENNETH CHATFIELD 1944 Army France
  • + PETER JOSEPH CHATFIELD 1945 Army Germany
  • + RAYMOND MONTAGUE CLARENCE CHATFIELD 24 Mar 1944 Naval Rating (Stoker), Boy Scout in 4th Uckfield Troop.
  • + RONALD ARTHUR CHATFIELD 1941 Apr 8, RAF Sergeant died North Sea. Parents Bernard Arthur C. & Annie nee Mitchell.
  • + WILLIAM CHATFIELD 1941 Naval Rating

WWII War Graves in France

Chatfield, L-Corporal Alfred James 7346931  56273804 Royal Army Medical Corps, attd. No. 47 Royal Marines Commando. b. 1922 d. Jun. 6, 1944 Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, Basse-Normandie Region, France. Grave XI. D. 6. Parents: William and Dorothy Janette nee Wheeler, of West Croydon, Surrey. Born in Croydon, Surrey 3rd Qtr 1922. Killed in Action between 6/7 Jun 1944 aged 22.

Chatfield, Private Frank Ernest 6346679 25063818. b. 1918 d. 12 May 1940. 4th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Son of James William and Agnes Littlechild Chatfield nee Saunders, of Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. Kent.

Chatfield, Lieutenant John Anthony Cecil 224011  56438785 245. b. 1922 d. Jul. 8, 1944 Battery, 62 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. . Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Basse-Normandie, Basse-Normandie Region, France. Grave VI. D. 7. Son of the Revd. Albert Leonard Chatfield, M.C., and Gertrude Emily Louisa Chatfield nee Pressnell, of Bosham Vicarage, Sussex. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 17 Jan 1942. Named on the Bosham, Sussex war memorial. "62 Anti-Tank Regiment were attached to 1st Corps Headquarters for OPERATION OVERLORD (D-Day) and landed with the 3rd Canadian Division. 245 Battery sailed on D-Day from Tilbury and arrived safely off JUNO Beach on the same day but did not disembark until the early hours of D-Day+2. After 24 hours the Battery was in support of the 3rd British and 6th Airborne Divisions where they would remain for the next four weeks before returning to the Canadian sector for OPERATION CHARNWOOD (the attack on CAEN). The Operation began on 8th July and by the end of the day the Battery had lost six guns, two officers and four men dead, one of those officers would have been John." 245 Battery were equipped with M-10 Self-Propelled 17 pounder guns.

Chatfield, Private Kenneth 4919335 5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. b. 1917 Wolstanton, Staffs. d. Jul. 16, 1944 Saint Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Basse-Normandie Region, France. Grave VII. H. 18. Wife Evelyn May Molloy, of Hednesford, Staffordshire. Parents Percy and Hannah nee Moores. Son Kenneth A Chatfield born 1944. On Hednesford War Memorial.

Chatfield, Sergeant Kenneth Charles 49717014 Royal Air Force. b. 1921 Dudley, Staffs. d. May 28, 1940 Campigneulles-les-Grandes Churchyard, Pas-de-Calais, France. Killed when bomber crashed in WWII. 77 Sqdn. Wireless Op. Parents Charles Henry and Hannah Elizabeth nee Foley. Find a Grave Memorial.


WWII War Graves in Germany

Chatfield, Alfred George 56033234 Royal Welch Fusiliers. b. 1920 Hardingstone, Northants. d. Mar. 28, 1945 Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 50. H. 3. Parents George T and Gertrude R nee Minards. Brother Bert A C 1921, Sister Joyce A 1926.

Chatfield, Gunner Frank Albert 18485400 Royal Artillery. b. 1903 Reigate, Surrey d. May 1, 1945 Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. Grave 7. A. 6. Married Ellen D Buttery 1931 Reigate, Surrey. Three children Rosemary D 1933, Frank C 1934 and Shirley M 1937.

Chatfield, Peter J A 56033235 Devonshire Regiment. b. 1926 Sussex d. Mar. 24, 1945,  Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Parents: Alfred CHATFIELD and Carrie REED. Peter Joseph Alfred Chatfield was the son of Alfred and Caroline (Reed) Chatfield, of Uckfield, Sussex, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces. Pte Chatfield was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 18, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 24 April 1947.

Find a Grave 5603323.


WWII War Graves Elsewhere

CHATFIELD, Alfred Charles. Able Seaman. P/JX 276477.  Royal Navy, HMS Sultan. Died 16 March 1944, Japanese War Camp, Son of Albert Francis and May (or Mabel) Maude Chatfield, of Portslade, Sussex. Born 4th qtr 1922. Prisoner of War of the Japanese. Buried. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 2.A.15. His grave is inscribed “My darling, so sadly missed by all. Your ever-sorrowing Mother”.  See

CHATFIELD, Charles Ambrose. Private NX2392 17/04/1941 26 Australian Infantry Australian Face 11. ATHENS MEMORIAL born 24 Aug 1914 Queensland, Australia to Charles CHATFIELD & Julia GULLIVER. Believed to have had one son. Memorial: All Saints' Church, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia. Second World War, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam Roll of Honour.

CHATFIELD, Charles Dennis. Ordinary Telegraphist. C/JX 673637 Royal Navy. Died 6 December 1944, at sea. Royal Navy, HMS Bullen. Son of Charles Percy and Bessie (Martin) Chatfield, of Hounslow. Middlesex. Born 4th qtr 1926, Exeter, Devon, England.  Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent, England

CHATFIELD, Charlie William Noel, Warrant Officer, 335809. 36 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30 November 1942. Named on panel 5 of the Yokohama Cremation Memorial. Charlie was a POW of the Japanese. He was held at Fukuoka #4 Branch Camp in Moji, Japan. He arrived there on 28 November 1942 and died two days later. His camp number was 5034. He arrived at the camp in one of two ships, the Dainichi Maru or Singapore Maru (or possibly Tofuku Maru).
He went to Eastbourne Grammar School.  His wife Maud and parents Charlie and Elizabeth Barbara lived in Morden, Surrey.

CHATFIELD, Cyril Donald, 6403883, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 22 Nov 1941. Battle, Sussex War Memorial. Buried Halfaya Sollum War Cmtry., As Sallum, Matruh, EGYPT. Find A Grave Memorial# 18970848. Son of Percy Chatfield and Emily Payne. Married to Gladys Stonestreet in 1939 at Battle, Sussex.

CHATFIELD,  Donald Ernest, Yeoman of Signales, P/JX 141778, born 1918 in Bookham, Surrey, Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Chatfield, of Effingham, Surrey and was the youngest of 6 brothers. 6403883 Battle, Ssx War Memorial. Royal Ssx Rgmnt. Halfaya Sollum War Cmtry.

CHATFIELD, Edwin Herbert, Able Seaman, P/J 114218. Edwin was born on 13 February 1910 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss when HMS Hood was lost in the Denmark Strait of the North Atlantic on 24th May 1941. HMS Hood Roll of Honour Hood sunk in the Battle of the Denmark Strait. In the engagement, Hood, Prince of Wales and Bismarck all received damage. At 0600, Hood sank following a catastrophic conflagration/explosion most likely resulting from a deep penetrating hit from Bismarck. He was the youngest son of Mr A. Chatfield. Prior to serving in Hood, he served in Palestine (where he was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal), Dunkirk and Narvik. He and his wife had two children and lived at 98 Pretoria Rd., Southsea.

CHATFIELD,  John (Jack) Newton. Private, HG/10/19903 died 18 Jul 1942, age 18, New Zealand Military Forces (Home Guard) New Zealand. Buried Plot 13. 4E. Bromley Cemetery, Bromley, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

CHATFIELD, Keith Grayson, Captain, USA. b: 26 Jul 1915 in Minot, Ward Co., North Dakota, USA. d: 29 Nov 1944 in Bastogne, Luxembourg Province, Belgium. The Battle of the Bulge was fought at and near Bastogne, Belgium, touching upon Luxembourg and The Ardennes Forest in France, December 1944 / January 1945. Buried Margraten (Permanent Cemetery), Margraten, Holland. to Mark and Gertrude Chatfield. He graduated from Model High School in Minot and attended the State Teachers College. Keith entered West Point in 1937 he had already served six years in the National Guard, and was a sergeant in the 164th Infantry. Keith graduated in May 1942, and Keith was commissioned in the Infantry. On graduation he married his childhood sweetheart, Betty Rindt, of Minot, with whom he had grown up and attended school in their hometown. By the time Keith embarked for Europe in mid-1944 their union had been blessed by two daughters. Keith's service in the United States took him initially to Fort Benning and then on to Texas with the 105 Infantry Division. By November 1942 Keith was a first lieutenant and in June 1943 captain. In late 1944 Keith commanded Company C of the 407th infantry, 102d Division. The closing days of November Captain Chatfield was leading his company in an attack in the tough fighting at the Roer River. While attempting to assist some of his men who had become casualties, he himself was mortally wounded. For his brief but exemplary combat service he was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Combat infantry Badge.

CHATFIELD, Raymond Montague Charles, Stoker 1st Class, D/KX163348. Died of wounds Friday 24th March 1944. H.M.S. Riou. Royal Navy. Born 1925 in Uckfield, Sussex, son of Alfred & Carrie (Reed) Chatfield, of Uckfield, Sussex and was the 6th of 8 children. Buried Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA. Commerated on Uckfield War Memorial, Uckfield, Sussex. Member of 4th Uckfield Boy Scouts. Find a Grave memorial.

CHATFIELD, Sergeant Ronald Arthur, 647420 RAF, 214 Sqdn.. b. 1922, London, d. 8 April 1941 in North Sea. Runnymede Memorial, Englefield Green, Surrey, England. Plot: Panel 41. Son of Bernard Arthur and Annie (nee Mitchell) Chatfield. Wellington 1c. "Took off Stradishall on operations to Kiel. Lost without trace. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial".
The crew of R1380 coded BU-? (- all killed).

  • Sgt R A Williams
  • Sgt K Manson RNZAF
  • Sgt R A Chatfield
  • Sgt R C Plummer
  • Sgt H R Easton RCAF and
  • Sgt C H R Mercer

CHATFIELD, Russell Edmund, Pilot Officer (Air Bomber), J94103, R99842, 424 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force. b. 6 Mar 1914, d. 28 Jan 1945. Son of Edward J. Chatfield and Rose Chatfield, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; husband of Evelyn D. Chatfield (nee Hipkiss), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Killed with all but 1 of the crew when Halifax bomber LW164 crashed and exploded on take-off from Skipton-on-Swale aerodrome. Crew killed: E.M.Willams, L.Tongue, R.J.Nicholls, R.E.Chatfield, G.J.Doyle, W.Fleming.  Click here for more information.  Click here for a photo of his grave.

CHATFIELD, Sidney Edward, Trooper 14269580 28/10/1944 20 Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. United Kingdom Screen Wall. Sec. R. Grave 4930. City of London & Tower Hamlets Cemetery. Son of Charles Alfred Chatfield & Caroline Fincken. He was born 1924 Mile End, London, England. War memorial

CHATFIELD, William Henry, Private, 5824759, 5th Bn. Suffolk Regiment. 5th Bn. tall. Died of work on Burma Railway Thailand. 22nd December 1944. Born 1912 in Ipswich, Suffolk, son of William Henry & Violet Eliza (Reeve) Chatfield, of Battersea, London and was the 4th of 8 children. Married Rosemary Spink in 1938 and they had three children. Buried Chinese Cmtry., Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Commerated on Ipswich War Memorial, Ipswich, Suffolk. Find a Grave memorial.

CHATFIELD, Walter Lawrence, Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force, Air Gunner, R/99842. b. 20 May 1921, d. 15 Jun 1943. Buried Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot: 5. G. 11. Son of Edward Chatfield and Amy Hooper, of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Find A Grave Memorial# 18429376


USA, Hawaii, Honolulu, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), 1941-2011

  • Fred T Chatfield, Kentucky. Sgt. 82 AAA AW BN 2 DIV.
  • James K Chatfield, Michigan. Captain, 40 Bomb Sqdn. 6 Bomb GP(VH).
  • John J Chatfield, 26 Sep 1921 - 4 Jul 1943, Michigan. Pvt 1st Cl. US Marine Corps, WWII.
  • Arthur L Chatfield Jr., 6 Sep 1927 - 10 Mar 2001. SM Sgt US Air Force Korea and Vietnam.


  1. CHATFIELD, G. Rifleman, The King's Royal Rifle Corps. 6845144. Prisoner at Lamsdorf Stalag VIIIB in Silesia, Poland.
  2. CHATFIELD, H. Private, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 6402822. Prisoner at Wistritz at Teplitz, Czech Republic Stalag 4C.
  3. CHATFIELD, W A J. Private, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 6397524. Prisoner at Torgau Stalag IV-D. (Probably William Arthur J, b. 1913 Cuckfield, d. 1979 Chichester. Mother ? Macdade.)
  4. CHATFIELD, W T. Private, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 6346207. Prisoner at Marienberg Stalag XXB.
  5. CHATFIELD, Edward Burt DFC. Flight Lieutenant, 136339. Do not know which camp he was at, possibly several as officers were required to attempt to escape and could be court martialled if they didn’t. Commissioned from Flt Sgt on 19 Nov 1942, promoted to Flying Officer on 23 May 1943, promoted to Flt Lt on 23 November 1944. Award of the DFC was Gazetted on 13 June 1944. Service number before commission was 926473. On the night of 21 January 1942 the Halifax MkII bomber that Edward was Navigator of was returning to their base at RAF Snaith near Selby in the North Riding of Yorkshire when they crashed near Todmorden which was then in Lancashire), two of the crew were killed, Edward was injured. The crew were from 51 Squadron. A potential birth for Edward is Jun Qtr 1915 in Steyning, mothers name Sadler. He may have died in Devon in 2003. There is a marriage between Edward B Chatfield (b. 1886?) and Louise Sadler in Jan 1914 in Brighton

Research assisted by L/Cpl Kevin John Chatfield, February 2011. Kevin served in the British Army in Northern Ireland, Belize and The Falkland Islands.


All known Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualties.

Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave / Memorial Reference Cemetery / Memorial Name Docs.
CHATFIELD, A E Private 290605 19/04/1917 34 Cheshire Regiment United Kingdom XIII. A. 6. GAZA WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, A H Private 57155 02/11/1916 Welsh Regiment United Kingdom XVII. A. 2. MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL 
CHATFIELD, ALBERT EDWARD Private L/6835 14/10/1914 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, ALFRED Private 10253 28/04/1915 21 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars United Kingdom Panel 5. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, ALFRED CHARLES Able Seaman P/JX 276477 16/03/1944 21 Royal Navy United Kingdom 2. A. 15. KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, ALFRED GEORGE Fusilier 976085 28/03/1945 25 Royal Welch Fusiliers United Kingdom 50. H. 3. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, ALFRED GEORGE Private 3783 01/08/1918 34 Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Australian VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, ALFRED JAMES Lance Corporal 7346931 06/06/1944 22 Royal Army Medical Corps United Kingdom XI. D. 6. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
CHATFIELD, ARTHUR Private 9054 09/05/1915 22 Northamptonshire Regiment United Kingdom Panel 7. PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, ARTHUR WARDEN Corporal G/13452 06/11/1918 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) United Kingdom Panel 3. VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, B Rifleman 2822 09/02/1916 London Regiment (City of London Rifles) United Kingdom I. D. 29. MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY 
CHATFIELD, B D Driver T/326214 29/04/1917 37 Army Service Corps United Kingdom H. 725. BRIGHTON (THE DOWNS) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, BERNARD WILLIAM Lance Corporal 2798 03/09/1916 19 Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Australian VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, BERT FRANCIS Private 41715 19/05/1918 23 Worcestershire Regiment United Kingdom II. A. 3. BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT 
CHATFIELD, CALEB PORTER Petty Officer 1st Class 168364 19/11/1917 41 Royal Navy United Kingdom ZGV. 40. BRIGHTON CITY (BEAR ROAD) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, CHARLES Private 242226 14/11/1916 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, CHARLES AMBROSE Private NX2392 17/04/1941 26 Australian Infantry Australian Face 11. ATHENS MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, CHARLES DENNIS Ordinary Telegraphist C/JX 673637 06/12/1944 18 Royal Navy United Kingdom 77, 1. CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, CHARLES JOHN Private 32948 03/09/1918 35 East Surrey Regiment United Kingdom I. G. 16. KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, CHARLIE WILLIAM NOEL Warrant Officer 335809 30/11/1942 37 Royal Air Force United Kingdom Panel 5. YOKOHAMA CREMATION MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, CYRIL DONALD Private 6403883 22/11/1941 24 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom 6. E. 6. HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, DONALD ERNEST Yeoman of Signals P/JX 141778 01/01/1943 24 Royal Navy United Kingdom Panel 76, Column 3. PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, DOUGLAS Sapper 259271 06/09/1918 21 Royal Engineers United Kingdom F. 4. SUN QUARRY CEMETERY, CHERISY 
CHATFIELD, E Lance Corporal 10108 20/09/1915 Royal Welsh Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 8. CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION 
CHATFIELD, EDWIN HERBERT Able Seaman P/J 114218 24/05/1941 Royal Navy United Kingdom Panel 47, Column 2. PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, ERNEST Galley Boy 16/11/1942 16 Merchant Navy United Kingdom Panel 45. TOWER HILL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, ERNEST Private 16008 09/01/1918 22 North Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom III. B. 4. PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE 
CHATFIELD, ERNEST COY Private 101607 09/10/1916 42 Canadian Infantry Canadian VIMY MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, ERNEST GEORGE THOMAS Rifleman C/1204 05/11/1916 22 King's Royal Rifle Corps United Kingdom Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, FRANK Lance Corporal G/1475 09/05/1915 28 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom Panel 20 and 21. LE TOURET MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, FRANK ALBERT Gunner 6076697 01/05/1945 42 Royal Artillery United Kingdom 7. A. 6. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, FRANK ERNEST Private 6346679 12/05/1940 21 Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment United Kingdom Sp. Mem. LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE 
CHATFIELD, FREDERICK GEORGE Private 266523 05/09/1918 33 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom III. O. 39. PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION 
CHATFIELD, G P Serjeant L/10258 25/09/1917 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom VI. K. 18. HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, GEORGE HENRY Trooper 1650 12/10/1917 19 Household Battalion United Kingdom Panel 3. TYNE COT MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, GEORGE MICHAEL Petty Officer Stoker K/758 12/12/1917 30 Royal Navy United Kingdom 26. PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, H G Corporal 4798 25/09/1914 30 Scots Guards United Kingdom C.E. 1589. NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, H J Lance Corporal L/8181 14/09/1914 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom VIII. F. 8. GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, HARRY Private G/10162 22/03/1918 20 Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) United Kingdom Panel 58 and 59. POZIERES MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, HARRY Private L/10102 22/02/1915 Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) United Kingdom Panel 45 and 47. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
CHATFIELD, HENRY LEONARD Private 12849 25/09/1915 20 Devonshire Regiment United Kingdom Panel 35 to 37. LOOS MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, HERBERT ARTHUR GEORGE Aircraftman 2nd Class 1398649 25/03/1942 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Plot Y. Grave 1025. EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, HERBERT DIXON Serjeant T1/320094 02/09/1918 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom Panel 6. VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, JACK NEWTON Private HG/10/19903 18/07/1942 18 New Zealand Military Forces New Zealand 13. 4E. CHRISTCHURCH (BROMLEY) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, JAMES Private 4989 28/10/1916 Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Australian IV. E. 87. HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE 
CHATFIELD, JAMES ROBERT Battery Quartermaster Serjeant 33285 24/02/1917 35 Royal Horse Artillery United Kingdom Panel 3 and 60. BASRA MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, JOHN Private 18364 01/07/1916 Royal Berkshire Regiment United Kingdom Pier and Face 11 D. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
CHATFIELD, JOHN Private G/2899 26/09/1915 45 Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) United Kingdom Panel 95 to 97. LOOS MEMORIAL
CHATFIELD, JOHN ANTHONY CECIL Lieutenant 224011 08/07/1944 22 Royal Artillery United Kingdom VI. D. 7. RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE 
CHATFIELD, JOHN THOMAS Private 5115923 10/07/1943 Royal Warwickshire Regiment United Kingdom Sec. 152. Grave 39550. BIRMINGHAM (WITTON) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, JOHN WILLIAM Private 10139 25/09/1915 28 Devonshire Regiment United Kingdom Panel 35 to 37. LOOS MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, JOSEPH Serjeant 10/1773 20/07/1918 32 Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. New Zealand II. E. 6. FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, KEITH GARRAWAY Private 332 03/10/1917 22 Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Australian Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, KENNETH Private 4919335 16/07/1944 27 South Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom VII. H. 18. ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX 
CHATFIELD, KENNETH CHARLES Sergeant 630838 28/05/1940 18 Royal Air Force United Kingdom Coll. grave. CAMPIGNEULLES-LES-GRANDES CHURCHYARD 
CHATFIELD, L Driver T2/016871 11/08/1916 28 Army Service Corps United Kingdom 302. SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, L Private 034469 22/07/1921 35 Royal Army Ordnance Corps United Kingdom Screen Wall. 59. 34227. NUNHEAD (ALL SAINTS) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, LAWRENCE CLIFFORD GEORGE Private 3027 06/05/1917 22 Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Australian VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, LESLIE LLOYD Private VX70809 12/12/1943 27 Australian Infantry Australian JJ. A. 16. LAE WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, PERCY CHARLES Private 200130 05/10/1918 20 Canadian Infantry Canadian IV. E. 8. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX
CHATFIELD, PETER JOSEPH Private 14781260 24/03/1945 18 Devonshire Regiment United Kingdom Coll. grave 34. A. 1-11. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, R Driver 895 25/06/1916 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom VIII. D. 13. AMARA WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, R F Lance Corporal 2950 26/05/1916 21 Hertfordshire Regiment United Kingdom III. F. 32. LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE 
CHATFIELD, RAYMOND MONTAGUE CLARENCE Stoker 1st Class D/KX163348 24/03/1944 Royal Navy United Kingdom Navy Sec. Plots 172-177. Grave 18. NEWPORT (ISLAND) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, REUBEN Private 461437 01/07/1917 36 Canadian Infantry Canadian R. 572. SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, RONALD ARTHUR Sergeant 647420 08/04/1941 Royal Air Force United Kingdom Panel 41. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, RUSSELL EDMUND Pilot Officer J/94103 28/01/1945 32 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Sec. H. Row F. Grave 2. HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, RUTH Civilian 26/08/1942 40 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom EASTBOURNE, COUNTY BOROUGH 
CHATFIELD, S Lance Corporal C/42519 25/03/1917 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom O. VIII. K. 7. ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN 
CHATFIELD, SIDNEY Gunner 805774 17/02/1919 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom IV. A. 4. HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, SIDNEY EDWARD Trooper 14269580 28/10/1944 20 Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. United Kingdom Screen Wall. Sec. R. Grave 4930. CITY OF LONDON AND TOWER HAMLETS CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, T Private 52513 25/08/1918 19 Lancashire Fusiliers United Kingdom II. A. 23. HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, THOMAS CHARLES Aircraftman 1st Class 1152791 31/05/1941 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Grave 41031. BIRMINGHAM (YARDLEY) CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, THOMAS WILLIAM Private G/22302 10/10/1916 22 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom XI. M. 3. A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS 
CHATFIELD, TIMOTHY WALTER Private 1825 12/05/1915 19 Middlesex Regiment United Kingdom II. G. 152. SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, W C Private G/7220 29/07/1916 21 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom A. 3. DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, W L Private 33124 04/11/1918 21 Hampshire Regiment United Kingdom I. B. 23. RUESNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, WALTER Private 17792 11/04/1917 36 Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) United Kingdom I. M. 3. DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN 
CHATFIELD, WALTER JAMES HENRY Petty Officer Stoker 309113 06/10/1917 Royal Navy United Kingdom 26. PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, WALTER LAWRENCE Flight Sergeant R/99842 15/06/1943 22 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian 5. G. 11. UDEN WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, WILLIAM Lance Serjeant 204570 28/03/1918 22 Royal Scots Fusiliers United Kingdom Bay 5. ARRAS MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, WILLIAM ALFRED Quartermaster 14/11/1942 57 Merchant Navy United Kingdom Panel 117. TOWER HILL MEMORIAL 
CHATFIELD, WILLIAM CHARLES Private 5/18013 08/09/1916 30 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom III. A. 1. COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, WILLIAM HARRY Private 267153 14/02/1919 20 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom ROTTINGDEAN (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD 
CHATFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY Private 5824759 22/12/1943 32 Suffolk Regiment United Kingdom 2. C. 40. KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY 
CHATFIELD, WILLIAM THOMAS Petty Officer Airman FAA/FX. 80143 08/05/1941 24 Royal Navy United Kingdom Bay 2, Panel 1. LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL 
CLARKE, EDWIN JOSEPH CHATFIELD Lance Sergeant 3059A 24/07/1916 25 Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Australian I. A. 3. CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK 
CLARKE, HORACE YELVERTON CHATFIELD Second Lieutenant 23/04/1917 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom Bay 6. ARRAS MEMORIAL
RILEY, EDWIN CHATFIELD Private NX7711 01/06/1941 25 Australian Infantry Australian 1. E. 4. SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY 


If you look at the population spread of the Chatfield name it is quite clear that there are two major areas in England where they are settled. One being in Sussex and spread into Kent, Surrey and London with another in the north Midlands in Staffordshire, south Derbyshire and north Warwickshire. There are a few other pockets of Chatfields in places like Manchester and Liverpool.

It could be that the two areas have no connections with each other at all. Certainly we have never come across a genealogical connection and neither has the Society been approached by any member of either area showing a cross connection. During the summer of 1990 following a national appeal some communications were received from the Midlands but no offers of assistance were forthcoming nor did any person show any interest in the Sussex Chatfields.

Various possibilities have been made as to how the name came about and it would seem quite reasonable to assume that the name could quite easily have developed separately as there is a Catfield village in Norfolk on the same latitude as the Midlands and the village of Catsfield in Sussex. Both villages are about the same size and quite probably came about their name for the same although separate reason.

Whilst some people romantically believe that the Chatfields came from France at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 as the French word 'chat' means a cat it is unlikely although possible. The connection through the two villages is far more likely.

O. Catfield, a parish of England, co. Norfolk, 12 miles N.E. Norwich. Area 2400 acres. Population 665 in 1850.

P. Catsfield, a parish of England, co. Sussex, 2 miles S.W. Battle. Area 2430 acres. Population 589 in 1850.

Q. The following note was on a genealogy of the family believed to have originated in America.

"The family probably originated in Catsfield, Sussex, 4 miles south of Battle, probably a field of the very ancient 'Cat and Moon and Corn Spirit Worshippers'. See Sir James Frazer and Robert Graves 'White Goddess" for the worship." (Catsfield is actually west south west of Battle!)

R. Historiography of Chatfield: by Macaulay Mann Heraldry of Croydon, Surrey in 1974.

"The family name of CHATFIELD is locational in origin and is said to have been derived from the Norfolk place name of Catfield, 'a feld frequented by wild cats'. Such a name would indicate residence in or near a field or tract of open country free of trees. The modern use of the word field as 'an enclosed or fenced in plot of land' did not arise in England until the large scale enclosure of open pasture lands which occurred after the Black Death epidemic of 1349. Seen as Catefelda, this name is found as early as the time of the Domesday Book and was later recorded as Cattfeld in 1197 and Catefeld in 1198.

S. A member from the Channel Islands suggest that the hard `qu' in `de Quetteville' found in Jersey would have become `sh' (ch) by French speakers. So that the pronunciation may have been `Quotville' or `Cotfield' as the `e' often became an `o'. As people described themselves as say, Roger Chatvill de Lincoln this could have become Roger Chatfield, Lincoln.

T. One of our members, who has studied mediaeval history, suggests that the name of the village of Catsfield needn't have been anything to do with wild cats, since there was apparently an old English personal name `CEATTA', pronounced `Chatta', giving a likely origin in `CEATTASFELD'. There is the trap that mentions surnames in early records may not always mean that they were fixed to that individual for life or inherited by his children, since the `de' followed by a place could just be a way of identifying someone when the document was in Latin or French, and the clerk would use `of'' if writing in English.

In "The place-names of Sussex" by R.G.Robert, M.A. published by Cambridge University Press1914 also states that "The genitive singular in the first element makes it unlikely that Catt- is the name of the animal."

An internet link gives a hypothetical inconclusive interesting possibility.

Wikipedia has this note:
"Many suggestions have been made about the origin of the name Catsfield but it is unlikely its true derivation will ever be known as the early Britons, Romans and Saxons left few written records. One theory advanced is the village takes its name from a North Saxon or Belgic tribe called the Catti, who were known to have settled in Sussex in Roman times, and another based on a tradition that a church was built in Catsfield by St. Chadd of Litchfield, or his brother St.Cedd who was active in the South East, hence Caedsfeld or Chaddesfield. The earliest written record of Catsfield (as Cedesfille) is contained in the Domesday Book of 1086."


Barnard Chatfield is known to have had a house in Church Street, Steyning where the Grammar School is situated and part of the present frontage is called after him. He is said to have been a schoolmaster at the school in 1669. (See also S.A.C. 90, pp146-7)

In 1670 John Marchant of Beeding left œ3.00 in his will to the town of Steyning towards the paving of part of Church Street, "to be paid by my executors to Dr. Chatfield to be disposed of as aforesaid". (It might be assumed that Dr. Chatfield is Barnard Chatfield.)

"Chatfields", No. 7 Church Street, part of the Grammar School buildings was formerly the premises of a cooper and brewer called Mr. Banfield. The name Chatfields was given to commemorate Barnard Chatfield who gave about 7.5 acres of land at Washington nearby "to the supposed advantage of the people of Washington" to increase the school endowment in the early eighteenth century. Prior to 1958 No. 7 Church Street was a dormitory and known as "Sturts", but in that year the property was opened up to the roof to show the fine timbers. In the south-east corner in a jumble of flintwork and brick the builders came across a series of ovens and a strange deep fireplace which it was assumed played some part in the brewing of beer and making of barrels at the end of the nineteenth century. This part of the school is believed to be contemporary with the Fraternity building itself.

In 1990 Chatfields was being used as a music room. Recently it was suggested that the name of the building be changed to Banfields but this was rejected by the school council.

Photograph of Chatfields


General Index to Vols LI - LXXV and Bibliographical Index 1936

  1. Chatfield, Ben. 71, 21, 35
  2. - Hy. of Horsham 69, 155
  3. - Jn. of Buttinghill Hundred 58, 19;
  4. of Chailey 52, 106, 119;
  5. of Cowfold 62, 191;
  6. of Ditchling 67, 206;
  7. of Horsham 51, 5;
  8. vicar of Horsham 1, 76
  9. Inq. P.M. 52, 128
  10. of Plumpton 52, 128;
  11. rector of Southease 55, 229;
  12. of Woodmancote 56, 4.
  13. - Mr. of Godstone, donor to Museum 58, xxii
  14. Heathfield furnace 67, 29
  15. - Nich. of Chiltington, yeoman 56, 10.
  16. - Rt. of Cuckfield 62, 175;
  17. of Street 67, 203;
  18. of Westmeston 67, 207, 209
  19. - Stevyn of Saddlescombe 66, 123.
  20. -Th., rector of Balcombe 55, 229;
  21. W. 1, 39.
  22. - Anne (Chauntler) 55, 229;
  23. of W. Chiltington 69, 118.
  24. - Eliz. (Edwards) 52, 128;
  25. md. Rt. Adin 55, 221.
  26. - Sarah (Marten) 67, 207;
  27. presents to Balcombe living 55, 229.

W. MANUSCRIPTS in the East Sussex Record Office

The following references are for documents held in the East Sussex Record Office at Lewes. In some cases we hold a brief description of the document and in some cases a copy of the complete document. The dates in the form of YYYY MM DD or year month day.


  • a) 1737 10 24 CHATFIELD, Rob. 125
  • b) 1741 10 27 CHATFIELD, Jos. 131
  • c) 1754 11 1 CHATFIELD, Jos. 139 (a)
  • d) 1754 11 1 CHATFIELD, Jos. 139 (b)
  • e) 1768 11 4 CHATFIELD, Jos. 148
  • f) 1784 8 13 CHATFIELD, Jos. 158 (b)
  • g) 1784 11 19 CHATFIELD, Jos. 159
  • h) 1786 6 21 CHATFIELD, Luke. 160 (a)
  • i) 1791 10 5 CHATFIELD, Luke. 162
  • j) 1792 12 4 CHATFIELD, Luke. 163

Y. ADD. MSS. 1777-4435

  • a) 1514 2 20 CHATFELD, John of Bedelles. 4121
  • b) 1550 4 10 CHATFIELD, Thomas. 2010
  • c) 1550 4 10 CHATFIELD, John. 2010
  • d) 1562 4 1 CHATFYLD, Robert. 4974
  • e) 1568 8 4 CHATFILD, Robert. 4976
  • f) 1568 8 4 CHATFYLD, Robert. 4977
  • g) 1570 1 17 CHATFYLD, Robert. 4987
  • h) 1570 1 9 CHATFYLD, Robert. 4986
  • i) 1595 CHATFIELD, Nicholas. 2739
  • j) 1596 4 15 CHATFIELD, Nicholas 2740
  • k) 1623 12 22 CHATFEILD, Thomas. 909
  • l) 1656 8 18 CHATFEILD, Robert 3178
  • m) 1733 5 15 CHATFIELD, J. 3064
  • n) 1742/3 2 14 & 15 CHATFIELD, John. 3637/8
  • o) 1749 9 29 CHATFIELD, Michael 1779
  • p) 1750 CHATFIELD, Michael 1781
  • q) 1751 10 3 CHATFIELD, John of Balcombe. 3685

Z. ADD. MSS. 4208-4217

  • a) 1771 6 17 CHATFIELD, Phoebe wife of Walter the elder. 4212
  • b) 1771 6 17 CHATFIELD, Walter the elder. 4212
  • c) 1771 6 17 CHATFIELD, Walter the younger. 4212
  • d) 1774 2 20 CHATFIELD, John of East Grinstead, watchmaker. 4213
  • e) 1774 2 20 CHATFIELD, Walter of Cuckfield, maltster. 4213
  • f) 1774 2 20 Bond for payment of 4213. 4214
  • g) 1776 11 1 & 2 CHATFIELD, John of East Grinstead, watchmaker. 4215, 4216
  • h) 1776 11 1 & 2 CHATFIELD, Walter late of Cuckfield. 4215, 4216
  • i) 1777 1 11 CHATFIELD, John of East Grinstead, watchmaker. 4217
  • j) ???? CHATFIELD. 4207

AA. ADD. MSS. 4694-4807

  • a) Wills on non Woods families A - L Late 15th-18th cent. 4731

AB. AMS 5778

  • a) 1798 CHATFIELD, Rev. Henry. /17

AC. AMS 5809

  • a) 1798 3 25 CHATFIELD, Robert. 9
  • b) 1808 6 24 CHATFIELD, John. 11
  • c) 1821 12 31 CHATFIELD, Frances of Lewes. 58
  • d) 1821 12 31 CHATFIELD, Thomas of Lewes. 58

AD. AMS 6111 Wivelsfield

  • a) 1484 10 20 CHATFELD, Thomas

AE. AMS 6134 Sprotts Charity, Ditchling

  • a) CHATFIELD, Michael. 9-20
  • b) CHATFIELD, Robert. 9-20
  • c) CHATFIELD, John. 9-20
  • d) CHATFIELD, William. 9-20


  • a) 1630-1893 Property deeds. SRL 5/1/1
  • b) 1637-1876 CHATFIELD. SRL 2/5/1-2
  • c) 1719, 1735 Settlement papers. SRL 27/1-2
  • d) 1744, 1866 Property deeds. CHR 3/17/1-3
  • e) 1817 Mem. of Agreement. CHR 17/19b
  • f) 1831 CHATFIELD, Nicholas affidavit. CHR 15/7
  • g) 1831 CHATFIELD family deeds. CHR 11/2/1-2


  • a) 1708-9 2 27 CHATFEILD, Henry. BA 315
  • b) 1708-9 2 28 CHATFEILD, Henry. BA 316
  • c) 1709 10 17 CHATFEILD, Henry. BA 318
  • d) 1709 10 17 CHATFEILD, John. BA 318
  • e) 1714 9 25 CHATFEILD, Henry. BA 319
  • f) 1721 4 15 CHATFEILD, Henry. BA 420
  • g) 1760 11 24 CHATFEILD, Henry. BA 325
  • h) 1760 11 24 CHATFEILD, John. BA 325
  • i) 1770 6 25 CHATFIELD, Hy. BA 327
  • j) 1780 11 2 CHATFIELD, Henry. BA 438


  • a) 1693-1778 CHATFIELD Baptisms & Burials. F 407
  • b) 1782 3 1 CHATFIELD, Messrs. F 409
  • c) 1818 11 7 CHATFIELD, Henry Rev. F 402
  • d) CHATFIELD Pedigree. F 406


  • a) 1853 10 17 CHATFIELD, Edmund of Lewes. 7/5/4
  • b) 1853 10 17 CHATFIELD, Edward of Lewes. 7/5/5
  • c) 1853 10 17 CHATFIELD, Edward of Lewes. 7/5/6
  • d) 1871 1 23 CHATFIELD, Edward of Lewes. 8/3/1


  • a) 1514 2 28 CHATFELD, Thomas the elder of Chailey. 2/1
  • b) 1514 2 28 CHATFELD, Thomas the younger of Chailey. 2/1
  • c) 1527 3 4 CHATFELD, Thomas the elder of Chailey. 2/2
  • d) 1527 3 4 CHATFELD, Thomas the younger of Chailey. 2/2
  • e) 1562 5 22 CHATFIELD, John. 3/1
  • f) 1562 5 22 CHATFIELD, John. 3/2
  • g) 1562 5 22 CHATFIELD, William decd. 3/1
  • h) 1568 6 1 CHATEFEILDE, John of Chailey. 2/3
  • i) 1589 4 10 CHATFEILD, John of Chailey. 2/4
  • j) 1592 8 20 CHATFELDE, John of Chailey. 2/5-6
  • k) 1596 3 7 CHATFEILD, John of Ardingly. 10/2
  • l) 1599 6 1 CHATFIELD, Cicily wife of John. 3/3
  • m) 1599 6 1 CHATFIELD, John decd. 3/3
  • n) 1599 6 1 CHATFIELD, John son of John & Cicily. 3/3
  • o) 1600 8 20 CHATFEILDE, John of Chailey son of Robert. 1/4
  • p) 1600 8 20 CHATFEILDE, Robert of Chailey. 1/4
  • q) 1610 4 20 CHATFEILD, John the elder. 2/9
  • r) 1610 4 20 CHATFEILD, John the younger. 2/9
  • s) 1616/17 1 10 CHATFEILD, John of Ardingly. 10/3
  • t) 1616/17 1 10 CHATFEILD, John his son of London, haberdasher. 10/3
  • u) 1616/17 1 13 CHATFEILD, John of London, haberdasher. 10/4
  • v) 1619 10 18 CHATFEILDE, John of Chailey the elder. 1/8
  • w) 1620 4 20 CHATFEILDE, John of the Hooke in Chailey the elder. 1/9
  • x) 1620 6 19 CHATFILD, John the elder of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/12
  • y) 1620 6 19 CHATFILD, John the younger of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/12
  • z) 1620 Easter CHATFEILDE, John. 1/11
  • aa) 1622 10 24 CHATFILDE, John the elder. 2/11
  • ab) 1622 10 24 CHATFILDE, John the younger. 2/11
  • ac) 1626 9 9 CHATFIELD, John. 3/5
  • ad) 1637 1 26 CHATFEILD, John the elder of the Hooke in Chailey. 2/12
  • ae) 1637 1 26 CHATFEILD, John the younger of the Hooke in Chailey. 2/12
  • af) 1639 5 10 CHATFEILD, John. 2/13
  • ag) 1639 5 10 CHATFEILD, Margaret widow. 2/13
  • ah) 1642 4 23 CHATFEILD, Ann of Plumpton widow of John. 1/15
  • ai) 1642 4 23 CHATFEILD, John deceased of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/15
  • aj) 1642 4 23 CHATFEILD, John heir of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/15
  • ak) 1660 4 25 CHATFEILD, John of the Hooke in Chailey. 2/14-15
  • al) 1660 4 25 CHATFEILD, Mary d. of John & Mary of the Hooke in Chailey. 2/14-15
  • am) 1660 4 25 CHATFEILD, Mary wife of John of the Hooke in Chailey. 2/14-15
  • an) 1671 3 25 CHATFEILD, John of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/19,20
  • ao) 1672 3 25 CHATFIELD, John of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/21,22
  • ap) 1672 3 25 CHATFIELD, Mary d. of John of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/21,22
  • aq) 1672 3 26 CHATFEILD, John of the Hooke in Chailey. 1/23
  • ar) 1672 8 24 CHATFIELD, John decd. 3/6
  • as) 1672 8 24 CHATFIELD, Sarah d. of John, decd. 3/6
  • at) 1675 12 10 CHATFEILD, John. 2/16-18
  • au) 1697 3 27 CHATFIELD, Sarah d. of John decd. 3/7
  • av) 1748 10 11 CHATFEILD, Sarah of Cuckfield, widow. 9/3
  • aw) 1753 6 16 CHATFIELD, Sarah of Cuckfield, widow. 9/6


  • a) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, Ann. LC 43
  • b) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, John. LC 43
  • c) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, Sarah. LC 43
  • d) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, Thomas. LC 43
  • e) 1772 8 25 CHATFIELD, Ann. LC 32
  • f) 1772 8 25 CHATFIELD, Henry. LC 32
  • g) 1772 8 25 CHATFIELD, John. LC 32
  • h) 1787 9 26 CHATFIELD, Ann. LC 43
  • i) 1790 9 21 CHATFIELD, Henry. LC 43
  • j) 1790 9 21 CHATFIELD, John. LC 43
  • k) 1801 5 29 CHATFIELD, Henry. LC 43
  • l) 1828 3 31 Chatfield's. LC 35


  1. a) 1849 CHATFIELD C. 1139a

AM. PLUMLEY Family of Pevensey

  • a) 1838 CHATFIELD, Rev. Mr. 2/6


  • a) 1670 4 30 CHAXFEILD, George. RF 3/147
  • b) 1678-9 1 18 CHAXFEILD, George. RF 3/148
  • c) 1678-9 1 20 CHAXFEILD, George. RF 3/149
  • d) 1678-9 1 20 CHAXFEILD, George. RF 3/150
  • e) 1694-5 1 9 CHAXFEILD, George. RF 3/151
  • f) 1694-5 1 11 CHAXFEILD, George. RF 3/154
  • g) 1694-5 1 11 CHAXFILL, George. RF 3/155
  • h) 1694-5 1 15 CHXFEILD, George. RF 3/156


  • a) 1742 CHATFIELD, Mr. 6/2/1
  • b) 1742 CHATFIELD, Thos. 6/2/1
  • c) 1743 4 19 CHATFIELD, Mary. 5/6
  • d) 1743 4 19 CHATFIELD, Susannah. 5/6
  • e) 1743 4 19 CHATFIELD, Thomas. 5/6
  • f) 1762 10 5 CHATFIELD, D. 6/2/2
  • g) 1791 11 9 CHATFIELD, Mary. 5/21
  • h) 1791 11 9 CHATFIELD, Susannah. 5/21
  • i) 1791 11 9 CHATFIELD, Thomas. 5/21
  • j) 1791 11 29-30 CHATFIELD, Mary. 1/3/26-27
  • k) 1729 5 31 CHATFIELD, Thomas. 1/3/24


  • a) 1589 9 30 CHATFELDE, John. SH 206
  • b) 1728 10 1 CHATFIELD, Thomas. SH 235
  • c) 1728 10 1 CHATFIELD, Thomas. SH 236
  • d) 1728 10 1 CHATFIELD, Thomas. SH 237
  • e) 1729 3 31 CHATFIELD, Thomas. SH 238
  • f) 1729 3 31 CHATFIELD, Sara. SH 238
  • g) 1741 7 8 CHATFIELD, John. SH 239
  • h) 1741 7 8 CHATFIELD, Thomas. SH 239
  • i) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, John. SH 240
  • j) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, Sara. SH 240
  • k) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, Ann. SH 241
  • l) 1746 11 4 CHATFIELD, John. SH 241
  • m) 1801 5 29 CHATFIELD, Henry. SH 242


  • a) 1479 10 9 CHATFELD, Thomas. 120
  • b) 1514 8 5 CHATTEFELD, John. 121
  • c) 1515 9 6 CHATTEFELD, John. 122


  • a) 1623 8 4 CHATFEILD, Henry. 30
  • b) 1623 8 4 CHATFIELD, Henry. 31
  • c) 1627-8 1 25 CHATFIELD, Henry. 32
  • d) 1637 4 6 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 33
  • e) 1641 5 20 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 34
  • f) 1641 5 20 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 35
  • g) 1641 5 20 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 36
  • h) 1641 12 16 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 37
  • i) 1641 12 16 CHATFEILD, Henry. 37
  • j) 1641 12 16 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 39
  • k) 1658 11 26 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 49
  • l) 1658 11 26 CHATFEILD, Frances. 49
  • m) 1658 11 26 CHATFEILD, Henry. 49
  • n) 1668 CHATFEILD, Anne. 54
  • o) 1668 CHATFEILD, Henry. 54
  • p) 1669 4 30 CHATFEILD, Henry. 55
  • q) 1669 4 30 CHATFEILD, Henry. 56
  • r) 1669 5 1 CHATFEILD, Ann. 57
  • s) 1669 5 1 CHATFEILD, Barnard. 57
  • t) 1669 5 1 CHATFEILD, Henry. 57
  • u) 1669 Easter CHATFEILD, Anne. 58
  • v) 1669 Easter CHATFEILD, Henry. 58
  • w) 1669 12 17 CHATFEILD, Anne. 59
  • x) 1669 12 17 CHATFEILD, Henry. 59
  • y) 1673 6 10 CHATFIELD, Anne. 65
  • z) 1673 6 10 CHATFIELD, Barnard. 65
  • aa) 1673 6 10 CHATFIELD, Henry. 65
  • ab) 1673 Trinity CHATFEILD, Anne. 66/67
  • ac) 1673 Trinity CHATFEILD, Barnard. 66/67
  • ad) 1673 Trinity CHATFEILD, Henry. 66/67


  • a) 1723 8 30 CHATFEILD, Robert. WA 149
  • b) 1723 8 31 CHATFEILD, Robert. WA 150
  • c) 1822 2 26 CHATFIELD, Hezekiah. WA 172
  • d) 1822 2 26 CHATFIELD, Thomas. WA 172
  • e) 1824 CHATFIELD, John. WA 173


AU. 1768 9 28 CHATFIELD, Thomas. WA

AV. 1800 10 30 CHATFIELD, Thomas. WA 34


Over the years various people have given their time very generously to copy registration records of births, marriages and deaths. We also hold copies from the International Genealogical Index produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints records of all Chatfield entries.

If you are in a position to assist with the 20th century recording from St Catherines House or from one of the regional centres where microfilm copies are held then please let the secretary know.

AX. Searches

Members may search our registers as follows:-

Individual name searches from a specific county and a record printout are free as long as accompanied by a sae.

Groups of names, places or dates are charged for and will be quoted upon request with an sae for a reply.

AY. Search the list for an individual name from one county. Beware as there are hundreds of John's and William's in Sussex.

AZ. Search for all records from one place. It should be noted that Parish place names may not be the same as Record Office places.

BA. Search for a range of dates. Beware because some dates have hundreds of records.

BB. Search for a single name by a range of dates. e.g. all Johns in 1831-1840.

BC. These searches can be sub-selected into just births or marriages.

BD. Other searches are available such as by a spouse with a non Chatfield name.

BE. These have been computerised and are held on a database capable of holding many thousands of records. Early in 1992 there were 6200 records for the U.K. as follows:-

BF. United Kingdom  (See list of 7757 names with birth, marriage & death in UK names. Warning it is a long file)

BG. BIRTHS - General Record Office 1837 - 1912 - England & Wales.

  • - IGI from 1536 for most parishes in England & Wales.
  • - All entered up to 1924.

BH. MARRIAGES - General Record Office 1837 - 1900 - England & Wales.

  • - IGI from 1536 for most parishes in England & Wales.
  • - All entered up to 1924.

BI. DEATHS - General Record Office 1837 - 1900 - England & Wales.

  • - Only those capable of being checked against an existing entry have been entered.

BJ. Australia - Many records are held from all States.

BK. New South Wales

  • Births 1838-1899
  • Marriages 1856-1913
  • Deaths 1792-1913

BO. South Australia

  • Births 1842-1906
  • Marriages 1842-1913
  • Deaths 1842-1913

BS. Victoria

  • Births 1854-1895
  • Marriages 1854-1913
  • Deaths 1852-1913

BW. Western Australia

  • Births 1841-1905
  • Marriages 1904
  • Deaths 1893-1902

CA. New Zealand - To date we have received no lists of official records.

CB. U.S.A. & Canada - To date we have received no lists of official records.


Various people have contributed to our information files and we have also gained information from various County record offices and all this information has been computerised. Searches of the following information can be done by any of the following categories:-

Event, source document, name, category, place, relationship or description.

So if you want to search for all the John's or all events occurring in Poling or wills made by Richard's or monuments to a certain person this can be done. There may be no records or quite a few. It has been decided to make a charge of 5p per information record with a minimum charge of œ1.00. So you could have 20 records for the minimum charge.

There are over 500 pieces of information stored in the following event categories with some items in more than one category.

  1. Data file presented by Alison Durden in 1986 dates from 1492 - 1749
  2. Fine Rolls 1485 - 1509
  3. Manor Fines in Sussex
  4. Pardon Roll 1559
  5. Hearth Tax
  6. Chatfield Wills from the Archdeaconry of Lewes in Sussex.
  7. Trade Directory of Tunbridge Wells
  8. Data file presented by David Chatfield of Camberley.
  9. Monumental Inscriptions in Sussex contributed by Peter Cox
  10. Chatfield Wills contributed by Peter Cox from the Public Record Office in Chancery Lane.
  11. Post Mortem contributed by Lawless Bethune
  12. Sussex Poll Book contributed by Lawless Bethune
  13. Exchequer Depositions
  14. Bedales in Ditchling
  15. Non Chatfield file
  16. Transportees
  17. Emigrants
  18. Criminals
  19. Coroners Inquests
  20. Window Tax
  21. Researchers of the Chatfield name
  22. Apprentices
  23. Lewes Town Records 1702-1902


Listed here is the genealogy of a well known line of Chatfields who were almost continuously incumbents at the parish of Balcombe in Sussex.

Rectors of Balcombe

  • Chatfield, Thomas Sen. 14 Mar 1693-1725
  • Chatfield, Thomas Jun. 11 May 1725-1733
  • Chatfield, John 19 Sep 1729-1742
  • Chatfield, Henry 12 May 1785- 18 Mar 1819

Other ministers of Religion (
Chatfeild, Bernard (0-1687)
Chatfeild, Stephen (1574-1614)
Chatfeild, Thomas (1600-1601)
Chatfeld, Johannes (1572-1572)
Chatfeld, Walter (1572-1597)
Chatfield, Allen William (1832-1834)
Chatfield, George (1765-1773)
Chatfield, Henry (0-1819)
Chatfield, John (1638-1641)
Chatfield, John (1729-1742)
Chatfield, Robert (1801-1803)
Chatfield, Robert Money (1828-1830)
Chatfield, Thomas (1561-1575)
Chatfield, Thomas (1687-1730)
Chatfield, Thomas (1717-1733)
Chatfilde, Johannes (1572-1575)
Chatfilde, Willimus (1566-1566)
Chatfolde, Thomas (1601-1603)


Chart of Chatfield boys emigrating to New World from Pagham Sussex, 1639


Chatfield Convicts (Incomplete) - Updated 29 Jan 2014
Name * Info Born Birth place Court Convicted Reason Sentence Transport Destination Departed Arrived Remarks
* A W NGGV                 Victoria   1875  
Abraham CANSW 1779 abt Cuckfield Sussex Quarter Sessions 1790 Apr 15 Theft 2 bushells wheat 7 yrs. Admiral Barrington, 3rd Flt. New South Wales 1791 Mar 27 1791 Oct 16 Third Fleet
Amelia     Staffordshire   1809 Lent              
Elijah CANSW   Possibly Staffs. Under sentence Feb 1832 Stafford Quarter Sessions     7 yrs. Camden New South Wales 1832 Sep 21 1833 May 21 Disposed to Carters Barracks
Elisabeth NSW/TAS Convict Muster 1821           Caroline         
Henry   1844 Warwick Warwickshire, Warwick Assizes 1864 Jul 09 Wounding 15 yrs. Vimeira Western Australia 1865 Sep 20 1866 May 20 Sacramento, California, USA, Daily Union, Volume 27, Number 4197, 2 September 1864
ATTEMPTED WIFE MURDER AT BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND. Henry Chatfield, 20, bedstead-maker, was indicted for wounding Elizabeth Chatfield, his wife, at Birmingham, on the 19th of June last, with intent to murder her. It appeared from the evidence of prisoner's wife that a quarrel ensued between herself and husband in consequence of a dispute in which her brother-in-law was the casus belli. He ordered her home, and she refused to go, although he said he would waive the question in dispute that night, and they would "settle it in the morning." She still refused to go home with him, and said she would go to her mother's, but ultimately he got her home and ordered her to bed. She again refused to yield, and he cut her throat with a razor. The wound inflicted was of a very serious nature, being six inches across and nearly half an inch in depth. She was taken to the hospital, and lay there in a precarious state for a week. When the prisoner was apprehended the razor bearing his name was found in a pool of blood which had flowed from the wound, and he said, " It's all right ; it's through having a mother-in-law." The prisoner said he was very sorry he had cut his wife's throat, but what he had done was in passion, and not intended. The learned Judge pointed out the serious nature of the wound inflicted, and left it to the jury to say whether murder was intended. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, and the Judge sentenced the prisoner to fifteen years penal servitude. Died 18 Jul 1876, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Hezekiah   1820 Lindfield   1846 Feb   10 yrs.     1846 Feb    
James   1799 Bexhill [Sussex East] Sussex Quarter Sessions 1839 Jul   15 yrs. Canton Tasmania 1839 Sep 20 1840 May 20  
John   1813 abt Buxted [Sussex East] Sussex Quarter Session 1834 Dec 02   14 yrs Bardaster Tasmania 1835 Sep 16 1836 Jan 13 Record Type: Convicts
Departure date: 16 Sep 1835
Departure port: Portsmouth
Ship: Bardaster
Voyage number: 130
Index number: 11948
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1380308
John     Hampshire   1848 Feb              
Joseph CANSW   Warwick Warwickshire, Warwick Assizes 1790 Mar 23   14 yrs. Britannia New South Wales 1791 Mar 27 1791 Oct 14 Third Fleet
Mary Ann    1822 abt Denbigh Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds Borough Quarter Sessions 1851 Jan 06 Larceny from the person. Value £3.17.6d 14 yrs. Aurora Tasmania 1851 Apr 22 1851 Aug 10 Name: Chatfield, Mary Ann
Record Type: Convicts
Departure date: 27 Apr 1851
Departure port: London
Ship: Aurora (2)
Voyage number: 341
Index number: 11949
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1380309
Native place: Denbigh
Trade: Laundress
Female Convict in Van Diemen’s Land at Cascades Female Factory. Women were incarcerated at the Female Factory as punishment, to be reformed, or while waiting to be assigned as servants to free settlers.
Mary Ann Chatfield married Michael Sullivan at New Norfolk, Tasmania on 8 September 1852.
Died 29 Aug 1885 Bathurst, NSW
Owen NGGV               Victoria   1873 or 1875  
Thomas   1824 Sussex, Battle [Sussex East] Sussex Quarter Session 1831 Apr 07 Stealing fowls and wood. 15 yrs William Glen Anderson Tasmania 1831 Jun 2 1832 Jan 31 Wife, Jane and 5 children. Lived Mayfield, Sussex
Record Type: Convicts
Departure date: 2 Jun 1831
Departure port: London
Ship: William Glen Anderson
Voyage number: 90
Index number: 11950
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1380310
Thomas 1801 abt Sussex, Maresfield [Sussex East] Sussex Quarter Sessions 1831 Jul 01 Housebreaking & Theft 15 yrs Lady Raffles Tasmania 1840 Nov 24 1841 Mar 17 Record Type: Departures
Rank: Steerage
Status: Free by servitude
Departure date: 16 Mar 1851
Departure port: Launceston
Ship: Raven
Ship to colony: Lady Raffles
Bound to: Melbourne
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:533595
Resource POL220/1/1 p339
William bricklayer 1828 abt Framfield [Sussex East] Sussex, Lewes Quarter Sessions 1844 Jul 01 Stealing a jacket and an iron bar. First conviction. 7 yrs. Sir Robert Peel Tasmania 1844 Sep 9 1844 Dec 26 Name: Chatfield, William
Record Type: Convicts
Departure date: 9 Sep 1844
Departure port: London
Ship: Sir Robert Peel
Voyage number: 245
Index number: 11952
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1380312
Moved to Daylesford, VIC. Married Mary Jane Newman 1857 in Hepburn Springs, NSW. They had 9 children and lived in Daylesford, NSW until death in 1887. Mary died in 1923. Many of the family still live in Daylesford. Chatfield Avenue there is named after him.

William CANSW
Walking stick dresser
1807 London London Gaol Delivery 1825 May 19   7 yrs.  Midas New South Wales 1825 May 19 1827 Ticket of leave 30 Apr 1831 Bathurst, NSW. Believe married Susan Slater daughter of Irishman Thomas Slater and Sarah an Aboriginee,. Six children + became the ancestors of generations of Chatfield's living in and around Deniston, Coonabarabran and Dubbo, NSW.
William CANSW  1802 Hastings, [Sussex East] Sussex Gaol 1833 Dec 14\16  Delivery Life Hooghley New South Wales

Darlinghurst Gaol

1834 Jul 25 1834 Nov 30 Shepherd

Disposed to Thomas McQuaid, Sydney, NSW.

Ticket of leave 12 Dec 1843 Queanbeyan, NSW

Gaoled Feb 1865. 2nd time.

* CANSW = Convict Arrivals in New South Wales.
* NGGV = Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria.
[* Sussex East] Place of conviction.

Abraham as above: 1790 May 7

Report of William Kempe, Chairman of the Sussex Quarter Sessions, on 1 collective petition (30 people, from Cuckfield in Sussex, including the prosecutor, minister and churchwardens) on behalf of Abraham Chatfield, labourer ('Thresher for the Prosecutor'), convicted at the Sussex Quarter Sessions at Lewes on 16 April, for stealing 1 bushell of wheat in a bag within a bound bundle of straw, value 6/-, property of John Coppard, farmer, on 22 January 'last'. There is also a letter from Kempe explaining that the 'Court of Quarter Sessions, in this Division at least, rarely pass Sentence of Transportation, except Where the Frequency of the Crime, repeat Criminality of the Prisoner, or other particular Circumstances call for Severity'. Kempe and his fellow magistrates consider this crime to be an 'increasing Evil', difficult to police and the prisoner particularly proper to be selected as an example. Grounds for clemency: first offence, previous good character, very penitent and a promise of immediate employment (by William Clutton). Initial sentence: 7 years transportation. Recommendation: none made. Folios 378-383.

HO 13/7: p 457, reference, 5 May 1790


  • Crime, Prisons & Punishment 1770-1934
  • Last name, Forename Birth Event Place
  • Chatfield, Thomas 1836 1882 Staffordshire
  • Chatfield, Samuel - 1882 Sussex
  • Chatfield, Charles 1855 1877 Nottinghamshire
  • Chatfield, William 1852 1880 Kent
  • Chatfield, Joseph 1870 1886 Middlesex
  • Chatfield, Henry 1838 1868 Sussex
  • Chatfield, William 1838 1874 Staffordshire
  • Chatfield, John 1851 1891 London
  • Chatfield, Samuel Gilham - 1893 Sussex
  • Chatfield, Charles 1879 1894 Leicestershire
  • Chatfield, George 1877 1894 Sussex
  • Chatfield, George 1876 1894 Sussex
  • Chatfield, Alfred 1876 1897 Dorset
  • Chatfield, Allen 1864 1898 Sussex
  • Chatfield, Herbert 1861 1898 Staffordshire
  • Chatfield, Herbert - 1898 Staffordshire
  • Chatfield, William Henry 1858 1902 Kent
  • Chatfield, Harriet 1874 1913 Kent
  • Chatfield, Thomas 1863 1881 Middlesex
  • Chatfield, William Bailey - 1864 Kent
  • Chatfield, James - 1873 Essex
  • Chatfield, John Herbert - 1878 London
  • Chatfield, Thomas 1863 1881 Surrey
  • Chatfield, George - 1897 London
  • Chatfield, Ernest 1887 1919 -

  • Ireland, Prison Registers
  • Name: William Chatfield - Also known as Harry.
  • Event Type: Prison
  • Event Date: 1914
  • Event Place: Mountjoy, Dublin, Ireland
  • Residence Place: Richmond Bks. [Assume a soldier]
  • Age: 20
  • Birthplace: Kent
  • Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
  • Residence Place: 32 Hector St., Deptford
  • Offense: I Stealing Goods, II Stealing G
  • Item Number: 1
  • Book Number: 1/43/10
  • County: Dublin
  • GS Film number: 2357009
  • Digital Folder Number: 004492722
  • Image Number: 00114

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