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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Caunt's grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Skegby
Luther was born in 1894 at Skegby the son of Benjamin a coal miner hewer at the local colliery his wife Jane Caunt née Smith of Skegby Forest. Benjamin was born in 1859 at Skegby, Jane Smith was born in 1865 at Sutton, they were married on 31st October 1887 at St Marys Church, Sutton in Ashfield they went on to have 10 children, sadly 1 died in infancy or early childhood.
Pony driver in coal mine
19 Aug 1917
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462224 - CWGC Website
19009
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Luther Caunt enlisted at Mansfield and survived Gallipoli in 1915 and the Somme in 1916. On 19th August 1917, the battalion was involved in The Battle of Langemarck. At 8.30 p.m the enemy sent over a heavy barrage which targeted Headquarters. Four Lewis gunners, including Caunt, were killed and seven wounded by one shell. Tyne Cot Cemetery Grave Reference:LXVI G 2
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Caunt's grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Luther Caunt - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Caunt's grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle