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.
Pas de Calais,
Brother to SIDNEY CHILCOTT.
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.)
Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion: