In Memory of
Private JOHN TURNBULL CHANDLER
175142, 5th Coy., Canadian Machine Gun Corps who died age 20 on 03 July 1917.
Only son of John William and Agnes Chandler, of Gedney Dyke, Holbeach, Lincs.
Native of Southea, nr. Wisbech.
Remembered with honour
BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION,
His life ended in France on 3 July 1917, serving with the Canadian Machine Gun Corps.
GEDNEY DYKE SOLDIER FALLS We regret to report the death in action of Pte. John Turnbull Chandler, son of the late Mr. John W. Chandler, schoolmaster, Parson Drove, and of Mrs. Chandler, schoolmistress, Gedney Dyke. The deceased was educated at Barbourne College, Worcester (1908) and Framlingham College (1909-1912). He learned farming and went to Canada in April 1912. He enlisted in January 1916 in Grimsby, Ontario, came over to Shorncliffe June 1916, went to France October 1916, and was killed in action July 3rd. He was only 20 years of age. He leaves a mother and six sisters to mourn his loss.
I visited his grave in France with my two sons in 2005.