Regiment or Ship: 2nd Home Counties Field Company Royal Engineers
Service Number(s): 1829; 534467
Occupation: Bookstall Clerk
Date of Birth: 1892
Place of Birth: Worthing, Sussex
Date of Death: 11.11.1957
Place of Death: Eastbourne, SussexAddress: 11 Station Road, Bexhill on Sea
Photos and newspaper articles
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Parents: John Chillman (1863-1950) and Louisa Chillman, nee Preston, (1861-1937). John, Louisa and family lived at 3 Jessamine Cottages, Thurton Road, Worthing, in 1911, and John was a Market Gardener.
Siblings: James Chillman (1895-1964) and John Henry Chillman (1903-1988).
On 15th September 1924 Albert married Maud Clark (1894-1981) at St. Mary’s Church, Oxted, Surrey.
Albert’s probate was on 10th January 1958 and it shows that he was living at Saranac, 278 Kings Drive, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, He left an estate of £3008.17s.1d. to James Chillman, confectioner, and John Henry Chillman, newspaper reporter.
First World War Experience
Albert enlisted on 8th February 1915 when he was 22 years of age. He was 5’ 6” tall, had a chest measurement of 35½” (expansion 2½”), had 6/12 vision in his right eye and 6/6 in the left. He was said to be of ‘fair’ physical development and, in 1919, was given a medical certification of A1. He was part of 491 Field Coy, Royal Engineers – moving to 2nd Home Counties Field Coy later.
He was hospitalized between 18th January and 25th April 1919 but we have no details as to why.
Albert was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 15 Star.