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Skegby Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Jesse and Mary Caunt of 6 Sherwood Street East Kirkby Nottinghamshire. He was the husband of Elizabeth Ann (née Buxton) Caunt and the father of Harry, Frederick and Edith Caunt. In 1911 they lived at 10 Carsic Lane Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire. Elizabeth married Thomas Johnson in 1917 and they lived at 47 St Thomas Row Tibshelf Alfreton Derbyshire.
He was a miner.
28 Oct 1916
1542797 - CWGC Website
1/6th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Caunt was killed in action on 28 October 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 10B and 12B)
Mansfield Reporter, 17 November 1916: ‘Local Casualties. Private Caunt. After being ‘gassed’ three times, news has been received that Private Frederick Caunt, whose home was at 11, Slater-street, Sutton, was killed in action on October 24th (sic). The deceased soldier, who was 29 years of age, formerly worked as a miner at Tibshelf. He enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers in September, 1914, and, as previously intimated, did not escape injury. He last returned to France about three weeks before he was killed. He leaves a wife and two children.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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