JOHN CHILCOTT

 

 

Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 14th June 1917; age 18; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 4th October 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 13500

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Brother to SIDNEY CHILCOTT.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   126, Alan Road, Ipswich.

 

John was 2 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Samuel Chilcott, 38, a Brickmaker, born Ipswich.

Mary Elizabeth Chilcott (nee Segger), 35, born Ipswich.

Samuel Chilcott, 14, a Brickmaker’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Frederick Chilcott, 11, born Ipswich.

Sidney Chilcott, 5, born Ipswich.

 

1911   East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.

 

John was 12 years old, at School and a part time Milk Boy – Farmer. He was a Patient at the hospital.

The 2nd Battalion took over trenches near Monchy-le Preux preparation for the attack on Infantry Hill

On the 14th June 1917 at 07:30 a.m the attack was launched. within ten minutes Hook trench had been captured and a hour later the remainder of the trench system on the hill fell into our hands. After a certain slackening in the situation the enemy counter attacked at about five o’clock in the evening, the garrisons of Hook, Tool and Long trenches being subjected to a violent bombardment. Between June 13th-18th the casualties amounted to 250 men.

(extracts from the Suffolk regiments war diary.)

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