Owen Prandle

Owen Prandle

CWGC Record:

PRANDLE, O Private 2355 19/07/1915 Cheshire Regiment United Kingdom I. G. 17. SPOILBANK CEMETERY

 

Owen Prandle was born in 18851      He married Florence Griffiths in 19082

 

In 1911 they were living at 5 Gladstone Avenue, Chester:

Owen Prandle      aged 25                 Railway Clerk       born Chester

Florence Prandle aged 23                                                    born Belington [?] Cheshire

 

They had three children3:

Owen H Prandle born 1911

Arthur L Prandle born 1913

William H Prandle born 1914

 

Military Hospital Records:

Admitted to hospital at Ypres in May 1915 with Influenza;  O Prandle 2355 D Coy 5th Battalion Cheshire Regiment; Admitted 19.7.1915; Died of gunshot wounds 19.7.1915.

 

2355 Private Owen Prandle served in France from 15.2.1915. He died of wounds 19.7.19154

He was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 1914-15 Star4

 

The following notice appeared in the Chester Chronicle of 31.7.1915:

‘Villagers will regret to hear of the death of Owen Prandle reported as having been killed at the front. He was a member of Kelsall Church Choir and resided at Ashton but before enlistment he was employed at the Railway Station, Chester. He leaves a widow and three young children’

 

Owen Prandle made a two line will:

‘In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my wife Florence Prandle

Signed Owen Prandle No. 2355 Private 1/5th Battn Cheshr  Regt Dated this Tuesday the 6th day of July 1915’5

[He died thirteen days later and one can only wonder about the circumstances under which this will was written]

 

He is buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, at West-Vlaandeven, Belgium; it is located 3 miles south of Ypres.

 

NOTES

  • Birth: June Q 1885 (Chester 8a 418)
  • Marriage: Sept Q 1908 (West Derby 8b 806)
  • Owen: Sept Q 1911 (Chester 8a 769), Arthur: June Q 1913 (Chester 8a 672), William: Sept Q 1914 (Chester 8a 690)
  • Medal Rolls
  • Cheshire Wills. Probate was granted to Florence Prandle at Chester in September 1915.
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