Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Joseph Arthur Chaldecott

Surname: Chaldecott
Other names: Joseph Arthur
Other people in this story:
Arthur Chaldecott
Selina Chaldecott
William Chaldecott
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine
White Horse Hotel, Maiden Newton, Dorset
Chettle, Dorset
Sixpenny 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.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives