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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of W H Chater at Huthwaite Cemetery.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
07 Jan 1920
47
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9666
Private
Machine Gun Corps
Served with the 3rd battalion, Machine Gun Corps, died on 7th January 1920 and was buried with full military honours on 11th January 1920 , at Huthwaite Cemetery.
From Free Press – 16th January, 1920. On Sunday afternoon, Pte. William Hy. Chater, late Machine Gun Corps, was interred in the Cemetery, accompanied by honours due to a gallant soldier. The coffin, enshrined with the Union Jack, was borne by a party of eight Gordon Highlanders from Clipstone Camp, and the B Winning Band played the “Dead March in Saul” as a slow march. The Huthwaite Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers followed in the rear, and a halt was made at the Church, where an address was given by the Vicar, and appropriate music played by Mr. C. Alban Wilders. The Last Post was sounded at the graveside, and three volleys were fired by the Clipstone firing party. Though the weather was wretched, there were huge crowds assembled to witness the funeral. Pte. Chater, who was 47 years of age, leaves a wife and small family to mourn his loss.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of W H Chater at Huthwaite Cemetery.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    W H Chater - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of W H Chater at Huthwaite Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings