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Private Percy Caunt

Army Number : 16554

Battalion : 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Skegby, Nottinghamshire. Son of Henry and Emily Caunt, of 34, Vere Avenue, Stoneyford Lane, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. He was a Coal Miner at Blackwell Colliery, Derbyshire prior to enlisting at Sutton-In-Ashfield, 9th September 1914. He went to France 27th August 1915 and was killed in action, 1st July 1916, age 25, during the attack on Ovillers, France on the first day of the Battle of Somme.

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Private 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 Cecil Caunt, 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.

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