Frederick Caunt 

Private 7796

1st/6th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers

Frederick Caunt died on Saturday 28 October 1916, Age 28, and was remembered on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

He was born in 1887 at Skegby, Notts, to parents Jesse and Mary Caunt, who later moved to Kirkby-in-Ashfield. His father, Jesse Caunt, a miner, was 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.

He was the husband of Elizabeth Ann Caunt (later Johnson), of 47 St. Thomas Row, Tibshelf, Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Frederick Caunt's younger brother, Ernest Caunt, is also remembered on Kirkby's War Memorial. Frederick Caunt is also remembered on the Sutton-in-Ashfield War Memorial.


Notts Free Press, 17th November 1916

Notts Free Press, 17th November 1916

From ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 –  Northumberland Fusiliers’

CAUNT, Frederick. Born Skegby, Notts. Enlisted Mansfield, Notts. 1/6th Bn. (Territorial) Northumberland Fusiliers. Private 7796, Killed in Action, France & Flanders, 28th October 1916. Formerly 17093, Notts & Derbys Regt.



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