Oxhey during the Great War

Bushey Museum

This information relating to Oxhey is extracted from the image. The full version is in the attached pdf file.

Frank Chester 

Frank Chester, of 73 Grover Road, Oxhey, was briefly a first-class cricketer before the war. In July 1917, he lost his right arm below the elbow so after the war he turned to umpiring, using an artificail arm to make the signals. He is said to have ‘raised umpiring to a higher level than had ever been known in the history of cricket’.

Bushey First World War Commemoration Project

Thank you to Bushey Museum and Art Gallery for this wonderful project and for allowing us to share it on Our Oxhey.

This page was added on 28/01/2015.

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