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Private Cecil Caunt

Army Number : 306443 (formerly 4423)

Battalion : 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Skegby, Nottinghamshire. Son of Henry and Emily Caunt, of 34, Vere Avenue, Stoneyford Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. He was a Colliery Worker above ground prior to enlisting at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, 10th November 1915. He was killed in action, 30th August 1918, aged 21, whilst serving in the line near Gorre, France.

Buried/Commemorated : Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, France. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 12.


Private Cecil Caunt is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Andrew's Church War Memorial, Skegby, Nottinghamshire.
All Saint's Church War Memorial, Stanton Hill, Nottinghamshire.
St. Mary Magdalene Church War Memorial, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery War Memorial, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham. 

His brother Private Percy Caunt, 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.