Dennis Charles CHANDLER

Dennis Charles CHANDLER

Male 1925 - 2012  (87 years)

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  • Name Dennis Charles CHANDLER 
    Born 21 Jan 1925  Wimbledon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Cannon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education 1936-1941  Kingston-Upon -Thames, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kingston-upon-Thames Grammar School 
    • Oxford School Certificate in Mathematics, French, English, Science, Geography and History
    Education 1941-1943  Wimbledon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wimbledon Technical College 
    • ONC Building Construction
    Military Service 7 Jun 1943  Cardington, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment 
    • Sent to Skegness Recruitment Centre (11 RC) 17 June 1943.
      On 19 August 1943 he was at Bridgenorth HH, this is the Command reserve or Headquarters Holding. It means that the man does not make up the Estabishment of the Unit but is supernumary and owned by Headquarters as an area reserve. Officer Commanding a unit cannot post this man but must ensure that they are fully trained, supported and equipped ready to be shipped off elsewhere if needed. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12265-Form-543
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    22-10-2012 14;53;46.JPG
    Dennis Chandler with Mother Daisy
    Military Service 21 Jan 1944  Hednesford, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 5 Apr 1944  Bolton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Radio School (6 RS) 
    Military 4 Apr 1944-22 Jun 1944  Kohima, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Kohima 
    Military 8 Mar 1944-3 Jul 1944  Imphal, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Imphal 
    Military 10-14 Aug 1944 
    Medical grading 
    • 10 Aug 1944 2 PDC Personnel Despatch Centre  G3
      14 Aug 1944  5 PDC Personnel Despatch Centre  G3
    Military Service 14 Aug 1944  Sambre, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Air Command South East Asia 
    • Dennis was posted to Sambre, India several weeks after the Battles of Kohima and Imphal
    Military Service 4 Oct 1944  Sambre, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No. 7 BSU Base Signals Unit 
    • 225 Group based at Bangalore
    Military Service 15 Nov 1944  Chittagong, Bangladesh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    5781 MSU Mobile Signals Unit 
    • 5781 MSU Mobile Signals Unit, Chittagong (224 Group based at Chittagong)
    T'nutters
    T'nutters
    224 Group Chittagong. Photo C? Alderson
    Military Service 7-28 Aug 1945  Calcutta, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Aug 1945  Shillong, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dennis Chandler, Shillong
    Dennis Chandler, Shillong
    Dennis wrote 'A grim looking airman. Five Gap Point can just be seen in the distance'
    Military Service Sep-Nov 1945  Sambre, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 6 Oct 1945 7 BSU SP Base Signal Unit
    Dennis Chandler with Bill Dixon
    Dennis Chandler with Bill Dixon
    Military Service Jan 1946  Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dennis with two Austins
    Dennis with two Austins
    Dennis writes 'Mine is the one on the left. Note the stern careworn expression. Singapore Jan 1946
    Changi Beach, Singapore
    Changi Beach, Singapore
    Aircraft Carrier "Glorious" in the background
    Military Service 18 Feb 1946  Netherlands East Indies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 22 Aug 1946  Labuan, Malaysia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RCI SEAC 98
    Military Service 8 Mar 1947  Beaulieu, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Discharge 20 Oct 1947  Kirkham, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 101 PDC Release - Personnel Despatch Centre
    Education 1948 
    Hammersmith College of Estate Management 
    • Diploma, Institute of Housing Managers
    Military Service Paya Leba, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Paya Lebar
    Paya Lebar
    Dennis writes ' Alf, Jock and Dennis (me) (looking very careworn)
    Military Service 1943-1948  Asia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He volunteered for active service via the ATC, but was disappointed that his sight was not good enough for a pilot's licence. After training in radio, Dennis was posted to Burma, where he served for several years alongside army units, fighting through the jungle, and directing aircraft dropping supplies.  In 1946 Dennis was deployed to Singapore, then to Labuan, and Java. Tragic losses during these years affected him badly, recurring in backflashes to the end of his life
    Enlistment
    Enlistment
    Organizations and Societies Fellow, Institute of Housing 
    • also Member of the Royal Society of Health
    Occupation 1947-1950 
    Housing Manager 
    • Trainee and middle management posts in two London Boroughs, then Dudley, Staffordshire and Manchester by about 1950
    Residence 1960  High Lane, Disley, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1961-1973  Salford, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Housing Manager 
    • Housing Manager for Salford City Council
    Residence 1974-1982  15 Brackley Rd, Monton, Eccles, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Oct 1973-1983  Trafford Metropolitan Borough, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chief Housing Officer 
    • Managing 15,000 properties, operating a Housing Aid service. Managing a unified housing service department. Controlled all housing duties of a local authority involving its housing strategy and housing investment programme.
    Residence 1983-2000  Walker Ground, Hawkshead, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Mar 2012  Kendal, Westmorland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lancaster Crematorium, Lancaster, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1241  Sampson Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2015 

    Father Charles Thomas Redvers CHANDLER,   b. 22 Apr 1900, 62 Vauxhall St, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Daisy BELCHER,   b. 25 Jul 1900, Portslade Road, Clapham, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1990, Dale Lodge, Grasmere, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1924  Tooting Parish Church, Wandsworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Charles Chandler Daisy Belcher 1924.jpg
    Marriage Charles Chandler Daisy Belcher 1924.jpg
    Family ID F240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gwendoline Hannah MELLOR,   b. 2 May 1910, Chorlton District Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul-Sep 1974, Stockport District Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Between 1 Jul 1951 and 30 Sep 1951  Manchester District, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Radio School (6 RS) - 5 Apr 1944 - Bolton, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Kohima - 4 Apr 1944-22 Jun 1944 - Kohima, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Imphal - 8 Mar 1944-3 Jul 1944 - Imphal, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Jan 1946 - Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 22 Aug 1946 - Labuan, Malaysia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 8 Mar 1947 - Beaulieu, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - - Paya Leba, Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1 Jul 1951 and 30 Sep 1951 - Manchester District, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Housing Manager - 1961-1973 - Salford, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1974-1982 - 15 Brackley Rd, Monton, Eccles, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1983-2000 - Walker Ground, Hawkshead, Cumbria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 2012 - Kendal, Westmorland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Dennis Chandler (2).jpg
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