Kirchin, Maurice Owen

Kirchin, Maurice Owen 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Engineers

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:
360462 (previously 14608)

Date of Enlisting:
4.9.1914

Date of death:
9.11.1957

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Maurice (also known as Owen) enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental number 14608) on 4th September 1914 at Bedford, Bedfordshire.  He was sent to France on 1st May 1915.  On 20th March 1918 he transferred to the 30th Division Signal Corps, Royal Engineers as a Driver, Regimental Number 360462. He saw active service on the Western Front, France and Flanders. In 1918 he was with the 89th Brigade Headquarters Signals.

Maurice survived the War and died in St Albans on 9th November 1957.

Maurice was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal and the 15 Star.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                27.2.1897

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    St Albans, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      3.12.1921

 

Maurice was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 27th February 1897. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  On his military enlistment papers he is shown as groom and gardener.  Maurice was often known as Owen.

Maurice married Lily White in Ashwell on 3rd December 1921.  They had one son, Denis Albert George born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire and christened on 23rd February 1927.

Maurice died in St Albans, Hertfordshire on 9th November 1957.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Maurice Owen Kirchin
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:St Albans, Hertfordshire
Death Date:9.11.1957
Enlistment Place:Bedford, Bedfordshire
Rank:Private
Regiment:Royal Engineers

(formerly Bedfordshire Regiment)

Battalion:30th Div, Signals Company
Regimental Number:360462

(formerly 14608)

Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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