CHATT, Robert Bulmer R B

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private (Sapper); Lance-Corp
Unit:
8th Northumberland Fusiliers. Later transferred to 32nd Royal Engineers, Light Railway Operating Co.; North-Eastern Railway Battalion
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
42/13, WR/259810, 198395
Home Address:
Coronation Street
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

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
11th Nov 1918
Place of Death
Arras, France
Cause of Death:
Accidental Death
Place of Burial:
Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetry
Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury 27 November 1918

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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