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He was the husband of Emma Caunt and they lived at 12 Hampton Terrace, Walker Street Nottingham. Three of his sons, Frederick, Henry and Arthur, died in the war. Private Henry Caunt, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 20th October 1914. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Private Arthur Caunt, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was taken prisoner on 20th October 1914 at Ennentieres. He died of appendicitis – “Blinddarmentzündung” in Red Cross records – in the camp at Hameln Weser on 6th January 1915 in German hands and was buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel. A fourth son, Samuel James, died, aged 43, “after long and painful illness” on 15th February 1916. He, too, is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery.
22 Feb 1919
George Caunt died on 22nd February 1919. An old solder, he enlisted in the 22nd Regiment of Foot (Cheshire Regiment) in Nottingham on 25th August 1865. He was buried with military honours in Nottingham General Cemetery
“CAUNT. – On 22nd inst., at 12 Hampton-terrace, Walker-street, George, the beloved husband of Emma Caunt, passed away. Peace after pain. Service at St. Alban's 2 o'clock; General Cemetery, Derby-road, 2.30, Saturday. [4th March 1919] Military funeral.” [1] Two of his sons died in the war. A third son, Samuel James Caunt, died, aged 43, “after long and painful illness” [2] on 15th February 1916. He, too, is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery. [1] 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 27th February 1919. [2] 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 17th February 1916. Above courtesy of Jim Grundy’s facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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