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Name:
Robert Bulmer Chatt
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R B
Service No.:
42/13, WR/259810, 198395
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
24
Ranks:
Private (Sapper); Lance-Corp
Unit:
8th Northumberland Fusiliers. Later transferred to 32nd Royal Engineers, Light Railway Operating Co.; North-Eastern Railway Battalion
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Coronation Street
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Accidental Death
Date of Death:
11-January-1918
Place of Death:
Arras, France
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetry
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury 27 November 1918

Family Details:

The only son of Mr Joseph Henry and Mrs Mary Ann Chatt, of Startforth

Wife (Ida) lived at 11 Coronation Street, Barnard Castle

Notes:

Enlisted into the Northumberland Fusiliers shortly after the outbreak of war, and went through the Gallipoli campaign, taking part in the Suvla Bay landing, but transferred to the 32nd Light Railway Operating Co. Royal Engineers in France later in the war. (Unit taken from CWGC)

Died as a locomotive driver when the engine he was driving ran off the line and into trees, and he was killed instantly.  He did not suffer great pain.  died at the hour the armistice came into operation.

Teesdale Mercury 25.10.1916 - Page 4: Column 6

Lance-Corp R Chatt, Startforth, home on leave.  North-Eastern Railway Battalion

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Ancestry; Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Ancestry; Teesdale Mercury 25.10.1916 - Page 4: Column 6; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Ancestry; Service: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Ancestry; Ranks: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 27 November 1918; Ancestry; Teesdale Mercury 25.10.1916 - Page 4: Column 6; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 25.10.1916 - Page 4: Column 6; Home Address: Teesdale Mercury 27 November 1918; newmp.org.co; Service Number: www.cwgc.org; Ancestry; Date of Death: Private Individual; newmp.org.co; Place of Death: Teesdale Mercury 27 November 1918; newmp.org.co; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Month: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: www.cwgc.org; Age at Death: newmp.org.co; Cause of Death: newmp.org.co; Buried: www.cwgc.org; Family Details: newmp.org.co; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 27 November 1918; newmp.org.co; Teesdale Mercury 25.10.1916 - Page 4: Column 6; Campaign Medals: Ancestry; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;