Monday, 6 July 2015

Chevin, Tom - Shoeing Smith (5435)

Shoeing Smith Tom Chevin
90th Bty. Royal Field Artillery,
Died 2nd October 1918
Age 36
Commemorated Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial.

Newspaper Report:

News is to hand of the death of Shoeing Smith William Thomas Chevin, of 21 Dinley Street, Church, and formerly of Baxenden.
Deceased was a shoeing smith in the R.F.A., and in civil life was foreman horsekeeper for Messrs. Kearns, Allen and Co., Baxenden.
He went out with the first expeditionary force in August, 1914, and saw service in the Dardanelles, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, and had not had a leave for nearly four years.
Deceased had been in hospital several times.  He leaves a wife and 3 children to mourn his loss. His name is on the roll of honour at St. Peter's Church, Laneside. 

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear Husband, Shoeing Smith Chevin, died in India, October 2nd 1918, aged 36 years.

"We pictured his safe returning,
And longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed our meeting,
Till we meet in the Better Land."

From his sorrowing Wife and Children, 31 Dinley Street, Church.

Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the Better Land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."

From his loving Mother and Father, and Brother John (in France), 113 Manchester Road, Haslingden.

"Time may heal the broken hearts,
Time may make the wound less sore,
But time will never heal the longing,
For the loved ones gone before."

From Aunt Lizzie and Uncle John, 140 Manchester Road.

"A friend, one of the best,
Worthy of everlasting love."

From Mrs. Whalley, 8 Northcote Street.

Shoeing Smith Tom Chevin Census information - Click over census to enlarge