Born: 7th September 1870, Cratfield, Suffolk.

Baptised: 11th June 1871, at Cratfield, Suffolk.

Died: 29th November 1900; age: 30; Died of Disease, at Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Served 9 years & 41 days.

Residence: Willow Cottage, Fressingfield, Suffolk.

Occupation: a Bricklayer.

Enlistment Date: 20th October 1891.



Home: 20th October 1891 – 10th November 1899.

South Africa: 11th November 1899 – 29th November 1900.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 87024.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 61st Battery, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Belfast, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Laing’s Nex & Relief of Ladysmith.




1871   Bell Green, Cratfield, Suffolk.


Edmund was 6 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Chandler, 35, a Bricklayer, born Fressingfield, Suffolk.

Mary Chandler (nee Church), 30, Kenton, Suffolk.

Geoffrey Chandler, 10, born Fressingfield.

Eliza Chandler, 9, born Fressingfield.

John Chandler, 7, born Fressingfield – died 1876, Fressingfield.

George Chandler, 5, born Fressingfield.

Anna Maria Chandler, 3, born Cratfield.

Martha Chandler, 1, born Cratfield – died 1879, Fressingfield.


1881   Bridge Street, Fressingfield, Suffolk.


Edmund was 10 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal uncle.

John, 45, a Bricklayer – employing 1 man.

Mary, 41.

George, 15.

William Chandler, 8, born Fressingfield.

Roberta Chandler, 3, born Fressingfield.

Harry Chandler, 1, born Fressingfield.

William Chandler, 42, a Master Wheelwright, born Fressingfield.


1891   Fressingfield, Suffolk.


Edmund was 20 years old, a Bricklayer’s Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 55, a Bricklayer & Farmer – employer.

Mary, 51.

William, 18, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Harry, 11.

Lilian Chandler, 9, born Fressingfield.

Olive Marion Chandler, 6, born Fressingfield.

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