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Private Jack Harrison Checksfield
« on: February 07, 2024, 06:06:44 am »
Service No:7628898
Date of Death:02/05/1944
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Grave Reference:Plot Y. 1. Grave 131.
Additional Information:Son of William Ernest and Ellen Checksfield; husband of Marjorie Kate Virginian Checksfield, of Maidstone.

Maidstone Telegraph - Friday 12 May 1944


The funeral took place at Maidstone Cemetery on Tuesday of Mr. Jack Harrison Checksfield, of 345, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, who died at Horton Emergency Hospital, Epsom, on the previous Tuesday. Aged 30, he was a native of Tovil, and until joining the Army in 1940 was employed by Charles Arkcoll, Ltd. An Odd Fellow since he was 16, he leaves a widow and one daughter. The Rev. J. W. Stratton (vicar of St. Michael's) and the Rev J. Evans Pughe (vicar of Tovil) officiated. Chief mourners were: Mrs Checksfield (widow), Mrs. Checksfield (mother), Mr. E. Allen (uncle), Mrs. Ellen (aunt), Mr. H, Hills (father-in-law), Mrs. C. Checksfield (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. C. Hills (brother-in-law and sister-in law), Mr. J. F. Newman (managing director of Charles Arkcoll, Ltd.). The funeral arrangements were carried out by W. T. Beale and Sons. Ltd., Week Street, Maidstone. - Mrs. J. H. Checksfield, widow, wishes to thank all kind friends, relatives and neighbours in Tonbridge Road and Tovil for sympathy and beautiful floral tributes sent in her sad bereavement, especially the directors and workmates at Messrs. Charles Arkcoll's; also doctors and sisters at Benenden Hospital in his long illness patiently borne.
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Re: Private Jack Harrison Checksfield
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2024, 10:09:43 am »
Jack Harrison Checksfield
Born 1913 Maidstone
Parents William Ernest & Elen
Married Marjorie Kate Virginia Hills 4.6.1932 Maidstone

In 1939 Jack(26.5.1913) & Marjorie(26.6.1910) & daughter Janet(1935) at 345 Tonbridge Rd, Maidstone
He was a warehouseman Wholesale Grocer