George Henry Chadwick was born at 9 Brandon Street, Everton, on the 20th December 1896 and baptised at St.Saviour's C.of E. Church, Everton, on the 7th February 1897.
 
He was the son of Thomas Chadwick and Emily (or Emma) Louisa Haver, who were married at St.Mary's C.of E. Church, Kirkdale, in 1889.
 
George had five siblings; Anne (born 1890), Martha (born 1893), Thomas Joseph (born 1897), Albert Edward (born 1907) and Lydia May (born 1909)
 
Thomas Chadwick was a native of Liverpool and was employed as a painter and paperhanger. Emily Haver was born at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Her father, George Henry John Haver, was a naval pensioner, from Portsmoth. Her mother was born at either Montreal, Canada, or New York, U.S.A. The Havers moved to the Merseyside area c.1871 when George Haver took a job at the Coast Guard station at Hoylake.
 
After their marriage the Chadwick family lived in the Everton district; at 39 Abbott Street in 1891, at 71 Coniston Street in 1893, and at 9 Brandon Street from 1896 until 1911. In that year, aged fourteen, George Henry, was an apprentice upholsterer.
 
George Henry enlisted in the Royal Naval Division at Liverpool on the 8th August 1914. At the time he was a butcher's assistant. His father was his next of kin and he was living at 49 Mere Lane, Everton.
 
George's 1914 Star was issued to his father on the 8th June 1920, and a clasp was issued on the 12th December 1924.
A report on George's death appeared in the Evening Express on the 12th December 1914. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
PROTESTANT REFORMER HEROES.
   Private George Chadwick, of Liverpool, 17 years of age, who joined the Royal Marine Brigade on the 8th August and died of wounds received on active service at Antwerp, was buried at Exaarde, Belgium, on the 11th October. Information of his death was received from Sergt.-Major A. Humphrey, R.M.L.I., A prisoner of war at Doeberitz, Germany. Private Chadwick was an estimable young man and was connected with the Protestant Reformers' Church.

Evening Express 12th December 1914

 
'Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War' gives further details of the circumstances surrounding his death.
 
Reported Died of Wounds by PO/7741 Sergeant Major Humphry (POW) & buried at Exaarde 11/10/14 ; The Antwerp (POW) Diary of Tyneside 2/119 AB William Reid, Hawke Bn., records:- "9/10/14, After searching & counting us, we were marched to a church at a place called Eairs (from Moerbeke). Whilst on the march six men had the misfortune to be shot through one trying to escape. Two of the dead men belonging to the Tyneside Division. One of them was J.Whitehead, the other C.Redmond." (As J.Whitehead is also buried at Exaerde Communal Cemetery, Private Chadwick is believed to be one of the six men shot).
 
His CWGC headstone reads "Buried near this spot".