Other names: Harry Frederick Haines
Locations in this story: Preston Plucknett, SomersetBincombe, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetSalonikaYeovil, SomersetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Harry Frederick Haines Chant was born in Preston Plucknett, Somerset, on 11 Oct 1894 and baptised at Bincombe, Dorset, on 23 Dec 1894 the son of Frederick William Chant and Kate Chant (nee Haines). The family moved shortly after to Iwerne Minster where Harry lived for a considerable amount of his civilian life. He enlisted on 3 Nov 1915 but was not mobilized until 30 Jan 1917 when he joined the Royal Army Service Corps as a Farrier (Service No. 9184). He served in Salonika and was eventually discharged on 14 Mar 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Annie Victoria Tribble at Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 17 Dec 1922 and they went on to have three children. By the 1939 Register he was living at 13 Danielsfield Road, Yeovil, Somerset, working as an aircraft fitter. His death is recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, District Registry in 1977.