Private 26288 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment Killed in action on 24th March 1917 aged 28 Remembered with Honour in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe Grave reference I.N. 15
Arthur was born in Flackwell Heath in 1889 to George and Alice. in 1911 he was living with his parents at Sunnyside, Loudwater, with his three brothers and two sisters. He was employed as a carter/carrier and his father was a stoker. His elder brother was in similar employment, one other brother and sister worked at a local paper mill and the others were still at school.
Arthur enlisted in the Essex regiment at Grays. He was killed in action at Flanders on 24th March 1917 aged 28. His place of residence at death was listed as Purfleet, Essex.
James is remembered with honour at the Philosophe British Cemetery in Mazingarbe.
Additional information taken from the Buckinghamshire Remembers website:
Name Arthur CHILTON
Rank/Number Private 26288
Regiment Essex Regiment 11th Battalion
Age/Date of death 28 24 Mar 1917
How died/Theatre of war Killed in action France & Flanders
Last known address Purfleet, Essex
Cemetery Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France
Grave or Memorial Reference I.N.15
Location of memorial Loudwater
Date/Place of birth c1889 Wycombe
Date/Place of baptism
Pre-war occupation of Casualty
Parents George & Alice Chilton
Parent's occupation stoker
Parents’ Address (last known) Sunnyside, Loudwater
Wife’s Address (last known)