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BirthMale; 3 April 1874; Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Baptism17 June 1874; Hurdsfield
Death1 Aug 1918, age 44; France
Burial Aug 1918; Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, near Soissons, France
StatusWWI, died in action
Education1891: Stonyhurst Catholic School, Clitheroe, Lancashire UK
OccupationBegan at Adelphi mill, Bollington, in 1891. Became manager of the mill for Fine Spinners & Doublers Assoc. Ltd.
ReligionCatholic
MilitaryWWI: Colonel of the 4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Residence1881-1918: Clough Bank, Bollington, Cheshire, UK
Father
Mother

Geoffrey Hillier SWINDELLS 1874-1918 & Sybil Louisa Ethel MAITLAND ADDISON, return from honeymoon Geoffrey Hillier SWINDELLS 1874-1918 & Sybil Louisa Ethel MAITLAND ADDISON, return from honeymoon

Spouse:

Married, 1908
Name
BirthFemale
DeathDeceased, age not recorded
ResidenceUK
Father
MotherNot recorded
Marriage 1908
No children recorded on this database

Notes for Col Geoffrey Hillier SWINDELLS

Organist at St Gregory's church, Bollington.

1892: Joined Volunteer Rifles; rose to major by outbreak of WWI.
Named on the memorials at Bollington, Kerridge, and at the old St Gregory's schoolhouse, Chapel Street, Bollington [73]

The Discovery Centre has received anonymously an enormous collection of documents and small items all relating to Geoffrey Hillier SWINDELLS. We have no idea who sent it, but, if you are reading this, we would so much like to hear from you so that we can thank you personally for this historically very valuable collection.

The documents include large numbers of letters, to his father and mother, his wife, his sister, telegrams, documents relating to his war service, diaries, newspaper and magazine reports, condolence letters to his wife after he was killed, and many photographs. [163]

Family notes for Col Geoffrey Hillier SWINDELLS and Sybil Louisa Ethel MAITLAND ADDISON

The pictures show the celebratory welcome to Adelphi mill as the couple returned from their honeymoon in 1908.

Sources

68.  Email, Andrew Hillier, 13 February 2012
73.  Book, Roy Arnold & Dave Williams, 2011, Bollington 1914-1918 ... and more, Anglican Parish of Bollington
163.  Personal information, Tim Boddington (Webmaster)

Person record last updated: 4 April 2022


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