PRIVATE ARTHUR FORDHAM CHAUNTLER
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY
30TH NOVEMBER 1916 AGE 19
BURIED: CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE
There's not really much one can say about this inscription as in two short words, just six letters, Mr and Mrs Chauntler have said everything.
Arthur Chauntler was his parents only son. He had an elder sister, Dorothy Louise, but there were no other children in the family.
In October 1914, Arthur Chauntler was a clerk in the War Office but he appears to have joined the HAC very soon after this. He served with the Second Battalion which landed in France in October 1916 where it took part in the Battle of the Ancre, 13-18 November 1916. Chauntler died of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station in Contay on 30 November. There is no information as to how or when he received his wounds.