Charles Chester (rugby)

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Charles Chester
Personal information
Full name Charles T. Chester
Born 3 December 1919
Wakefield district, England[1]
Died 17 December 2011(2011-12-17) (aged 92)
Wakefield, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1937–37 Sandal RUFC
Rugby league
Position Prop, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1937–55 Wakefield Trinity
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Charles T. Chester (3 December 1919 – 17 December 2011(2011-12-17) (aged 92)) was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Sandal RUFC, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Wakefield Trinity, as a Prop, or Hooker, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 9, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Charles Chester married Mary Strutt (born January→March 1923 in Wakefield district) during July→September 1945 in Wakefield district,[3] their son is the Wakefield Trinity and Warrington rugby league footballer David "Dave" C. Chester (born July→September 1946 in Wakefield district). They had 2 other children, Ann Yvonne Chester and Philip T. Chester. Before their marriage Charles and Mary served our country in World War II, returning home to marry and have children. They were married for sixty-six years before Charles' death aged 92, his funeral service took place at St Paul’s Church, Alverthorpe on Wednesday, 28 December 2011, and was followed by an burial at Sugar Lane cemetery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Bullough, Charlie (9 December 2011). Wakefield Express Page-4. Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group. ISBN n/a
  3. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wakefield Trinity veteran’s funeral date". wakefieldexpress.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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