Other names: Joseph Arthur
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyEgyptRamleh War Cemetery, PalestineWhite Horse Hotel, Maiden Newton, DorsetChettle, DorsetSixpenny Handley, Dorset
Story: Joseph Arthur Chaldecott was born in 1894 in the registration district of Shaftesbury. He was the son of Arthur Chaldecott, a Journeyman Baker, and Selina Chaldecott. His siblings included William Chaldecott, born in 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a House Servant and living at the White Horse Hotel, Maiden Newton, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) (Service No. 230055). He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 13th November 1917 and was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine (grave id. P.57). In 1918 the family were living at Chettle and he is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.