In Memory of


Private 13850

2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards

who died on Monday, 25th September 1916.

Personal Information

  • Percy Chadwick was born in Bolton.

  • Percy Chadwick is also commemorated on the Felsted Memorial.

  • Percy Chadwick's widow re-married Jimmy Warner, who became stationmaster at Rayne (and after whom Warner Close is named). Mrs Chadwick (later Warner) was the sister of Mrs Rowe, widow of George Rowe.

  • The record on the CWGC web site is slightly inaccurate as a relative has confirmed that Percy’s second name was Edgar, not Edward.

Memorial: Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Location:

  • THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France Pier and Face 8 D

  • The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).

Theatre of War:

  • The Battle of the Somme which had started in July 1916 dragged on into the Autumn of that year. On 25th September Private Chadwick was a member of the Grenadier Guards who were ordered to attack the ridge at Lesbouefs. The ridge was heavily defended and the Grenadier Guards suffered many casualties, over two thirds of the attacking force being killed or wounded.