Rank: Private
Service Number:2355.
Regiment: 1/5th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died of wounds Monday 19th July 1915
Age 30
County Memorial Ashton & Chester
Commemorated\Buried Spoilbank Cemetery
Grave\Panel Ref: I.G.17.

Owen's Story.

Owen Prandle was born in 1885 in Chester to William and Mary Prandle.  He started his working life on the railway and married Florence Griffiths in 1908.  Together they had three children, Owen, Arthur and William

2355 Private Owen Prandle served in France from 15.2.1915 in the Cheshire Regiment 1/5th battalion.  He was admitted to hospital on 19th July 1915 where he died of wounds.

Owen Prandle was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 1914-15 Star

The following notice appeared in the Chester Chronicle of 31.7.1915:

‘Villagers will regret to hear of the death of Owen Prandle reported as having been killed at the front. He was a member of Kelsall Church Choir and resided at Ashton but before enlistment he was employed at the Railway Station, Chester. He leaves a widow and three young children’


He is buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, at West-Vlaandeven, Belgium; it is located 3 miles south of Ypres.


The Cheshire Roll of Honour would like to thank Jan Ellison for the information and picture of Owen's headstone