Charles Chester (rugby)

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

Charles "Charlie" T. Chester (3 December 1919 – 17 December 2011 (aged 92)) birth registered in Wakefield district, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Sandal RUFC[1], and club level rugby league (RL) for Wakefield Trinity, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Charles Chester married Mary Strutt (birth registered January→March 1923 in Wakefield district) during July→September 1945 in Wakefield district.[3] They had children; rugby league footballer for Wakefield Trinity and Warrington[2], David "Dave" C. Chester (birth registered July→September 1946 (age 69–70) in Wakefield district), Ana Yvonne Chester (birth registered during July→September 1951 (age 64–65) in Wakefield district), and Philip T. Chester (birth registered during April→June 1956 (age 59–60) in Wakefield district). Before their marriage Charles and Mary served in World War II, returning home to marry and have children. Charles Chester's funeral service took place at St Paul’s Church, Alverthorpe on Wednesday, 28 December 2011, and was followed by a burial at Sugar Lane cemetery, Wakefield adjacent to Belle Vue stadium.[4]


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 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". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wakefield Trinity veteran's funeral date". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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