CHEVENS, John

✟ ß Щ  (Spelt CHEVANS on Hathersage War Memorial. Army had his details as Chevers). 13648 L/Cpl 10 Bn Y & L. (note similar Army number to his brother Joseph, suggesting they joined up together) Joined Y & L M.G.C. D of W 2/7/1916 age 27. Grave; Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbé, France.  Also listed on Bamford War Memorial. b c1888 Bamford (although given as ‘Hathersage’ on 1901C).  1891C; parents Benjamin & Elizabeth Chevins of 3 The Hill, Hathersage, who died 1901 and 1899 respectively, who are remembered in Hathersage Churchyard.  Brother of Benjamin, (who it is thought did not serve) Joseph & Louis. 1911C living at 5 The Hill Cottages, Outseats, (these were on the end of Ranmoor Lane, all since demolished), a railway labourer and boarder with John & Elizabeth Field. He married Nora B ? of Bird’s Hill, Heath & Reach, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. (SDT 5/8/1916, -name spelt Chevins-: ‘Late of 31 Old Hall Road, Attercliffe, killed in action. He was 29 and leaves a wife and one child’.)