The CHADBON Family: Brothers Charles Nugent Chadbon and Albert Clement (‘Bertie’) Chadbon

The sons of John and Louisa Jane Chadbon who had a total of eleven children. John came from Newnham in the Forest of Dean while Louisa (née Evans) was born at Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. John worked as a Timber Merchant. One of their brothers, John Chadbon, was a founder of Chadbon, Son and Taylor, a firm of Coal Merchants which transported coal unloaded from ships at Sharpness. The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company built wagons for them which bore the Chadbon name.

Charles Nugent Chadbon was born on 6 September 1872 at Gloucester and in November 1898 qualified as a Surgeon and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. In 1901 he was appointed as the Chief Medical Officer at the Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. He served throughout the Great War as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. As a forward he played three games for the Gloucester First XV in the 1895 season before beginning his medical studies. He retired as an Anaesthetist in 1930 and died in February 1949 aged 77 years. He never married.

Albert Clement (‘Bertie’) Chadbon was born in Gloucester in 1876. In 1901 he moved to London to study for a Law degree. He returned to Gloucester and worked as a Solicitor where he served his articles under Mr Charles Scott. However in the summer of 1903 he contracted pneumonia and after a long illness died on 25 June 1904 at the Cranham Sanatorium aged 28 years. He played as a forward in 14 matches for the Gloucester First XV in the 1895-96 season. He also played 3 games for the Second XV before moving to London to become a student.

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