Ernest Caunt

Private 17544

2nd/7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Ernest Caunt died on Thursday 21st March 1918, aged 25 years, and was remembered on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

He was born c1893 at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, to parents Jesse & Mary Caunt. Jesse Caunt was a miner, and a native of Sutton-in-Ashfield, while Mary Caunt (formerly Smith) was born in Newark, Notts. They married at St Andrew, Skegby, in October 1885.

His brother Frederick Caunt is also remembered on Kirkby's War Memorial.



From ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – Part 49 The Sherwood Foresters’

CAUNT Ernest. Born Kirkby, Notts, enlisted Mansfield (resides Kirkby, Notts). 2/7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.). Private 17544, Killed in Action, France & Flanders, 21st March 1918.



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