John Chester (1930s)

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John Stewart Chester

John Chester
Born Boston
Died January 1998 (aged 78)
Georgians Nursing Home, Boston
Education Boston Grammar School
Occupation Postman
Employer Army; Royal Mail
Spouse Joan
Children Richard, Elizabeth

John Stewart Chester was educated at Boston Grammar School.


From the February 1998 issue of The Old Bostonian

John died in January, at the Georgians Nursing Home, at the age of 78.

Born in Boston, where he lived all his life - apart from service with the 51st (Highland) Division during the war, he worked most of his time as a postman. And a very fine postman he was - always cheerful and well liked by all his 'customers'. Stories of John's kindness and willing helpfulness are beyond the counting.

Before the war, he was a member of the Boston Swimming Club and the Water Polo Club. He was a strong and competent swimmer.

He and his wife often took their holidays in Chapel St Leonards in the summer, and one summer he rescued a swimmer who had got into difficulty way out from the beach.

Ee leaves his wife Joan, son Richard, daughter Elizabeth and grandchildren Mark and Laura.

The funeral service was held at St Botolph's, Boston and was conducted by the Rev Christopher Dalliston.