1. Memorial:Hatchford (St. Matthew) Churchyard
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.119
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour7D GQS

Awards & Titles:

Mentioned in Despatches

Family :

Son of Walter Moresby Chinnery, D.L., J.P., and Alice Emily Chinnery. Born at Hatchford.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 4th Squadron 

Action : Accident 

Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.

Detail :

Captain Esme Fairfax CHINNERY (Coldstream Guards and Royal Flying Corps) was killed on January 18th 1915 while flying in an aeroplane as a passenger. He was born in 1886 and educated at Eton, where he was in the Eleven in 1905. In the matches against Harrow and Winchester that year he made 74 runs in four innings and obtained three wickets. Since 1910 he had been a member of the M.C.C. He was killed whilst flying in a Voisin with M Delaporte, a French civilian test pilot, who was also killed. Mentioned in Despatches. Commissioned in Coldstream Guards. A qualified Pilot since April 1912 Source; David Barnes, Wisden Obituaries 1915.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

12th February 1907
12th March 1907
30th April 1907

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