Carswell, Henry B

Henry Bradshaw Carswell, Captain, 7th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died 6th October 1918 in Belgium

 

EARLY LIFE

 

WW1 SERVICE

The death of Captain Carswell was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 11 October 1918:

News has been received by Mr and Mrs Carswell, Bollin Grove, Prestbury, that their son, Acting Captain Henry Bradshaw Carswell, Ches Regt, was killed in action on October 6th. Capt Carswell was 33 years of age and was educated at the Macclesfield Grammar School. On the outbreak of war he enlisted as a private in the Cheshire Regt, and was gazetted to commissioned rank in January 1915. He served in the Dardanelles, Egypt and Palestine, and a few months ago was transferred to France. Prior to enlistment he assisted his father, who is the surveyor to the Macclesfield Rural District Council. Captain Carswell was over on leave a few weeks ago, and during that time was married to Miss Steen, of Park Lane, Macclesfield…

 

COMMEMORATION

Captain Carswell is buried at the Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium, in grave ref. XXVII. A. 2. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Captain Carswell, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Captain Carswell is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church, Macclesfield Grammar School and Old Boys’ Club war memorials, and on the St John’s Church roll of honour.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 11 October 1918, 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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