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Private H Chantler


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Private Horace CHANTLER, G/18605,  7th  Battalion, "D" Company, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of pulmonary tuberculosis / pleurisy, whilst a Prisoner of War, Res Lazarette II, Soltau, Germany, 8th July 1917.

Born Hawkhurst, Kent.

21st October 1887, Hawkhurst, Kent, baptism of Horace Chantler, son of Henry Edward & Mary Ann Chantler.

Enlisted Hastings, Sussex, age 38 years & 4 months, height 5 foot 5 inches.  Resided 467A,  Old London Road, Ore, Hastings, Sussex. Formerly grave digger.

25th November 1899, Ore, married Francis Maria Mills, spinster, 467A,  Old London Road, Ore, Hastings, Sussex.

Children - Horace Edward Chantler, born 30th September 1901, Ore; Alice Maud Chantler, born 12th May 1906, Ore; Stephen Albert Chantler, born 20th October 1909, Hastings; Ivy Isobel Chantler, born 31st March 1915, Hastings.


1911 Census - 467A,  Old London Road, Ore - Horace Chantler, head, age 34, married, grave digger, Borough Council, born Hawkhurst, Kent; Frances Maria Chantler, wife, age 32, married 11 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Ore, Sussex; Horace Edward Chantler, son, age 9, school, born Ore, Sussex; Alice Maud Chantler, daughter, age 5, school, born Ore, Sussex; Stephen Albert Chantler, son, age 1, born Clive Vale, Sussex.


Home 9th December 1915 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October 1916 to 8th July 1917.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 14th June 1916, mobilized; 16th June 1916, posted 16th Royal Fusiliers; 1st September 1916, transferred 22nd Fusiliers? & posted; 4th October 1916, posted BEF & transferred to 26th Royal Fusiliers, Service No. G/42061; 14th October 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th October 1916, joined Battalion; 18th November 1916, reported missing, taken Prisoner Military Hospital, Cambrai.

3rd March 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 24/6 a week and Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will cease.

4th March 1918, pension of 26/3 a week awarded to widow & three children.

8th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Francis Maria Chantler, 467A,  Old London Road, Ore, Hastings; Children - Horace Edward Chantler, born 23rd August 1901, 467A,  Old London Road, Ore, Hastings; Alice Maud Chantler, born 2nd April 1906, 467A,  Old London Road, Ore, Hastings; Stephen Albert Chantler, born 23rd October 1909, 467A,  Old London Road, Ore, Hastings; Ivy Isobel Chantler, born 20th February 1915, 467A,  Old London Road, Ore, Hastings: Brothers - John Chantler, age ??, Slip Mull?, Hawkhurst, Kent; Samuel Chantler, age unknown, address unknown; Stephen Chantler, age 41, 2 Victoria Cottages, Bedford Place, Rye; Brother, Half Blood? - Alfred Chantler, age unknown, address unknown; Sister, Annie Pulford, age 45, 1 Ferry? Road, Rye, Sussex; Half Sister?, Susan Webb, age 23, 14 Upton Park Street, Chittenham?, Gloucester.

22nd March 1921, widow, Mrs Chantler, living at 54 St Georges Road, West Hill, Hastings, Sussex.

Buried at  Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg Germany, VI. B. 2.

Originally buried at Prisoner of War Cemetery, Soltau, Hanover, Germany, grave 653.


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