Chatteris WW1 Soldier John Deighton (102198). Chatteris Remembers Biography
Gunner John Deighton 102198, 23rd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery Died 20th July 1917, age 36 John Deighton was born in 1883 in Chatteris ,Cambridgeshire England and lived down Anchor Street. He was married to Ada Deighton on about 1909. In 1911 he lived with his wife’s mum called Martha Moxon and his wife’s dad called William Moxon. John had two children called Phyllis Emma Deighton age 2 and William Moxon Deighton who wasn’t even 1, he was 10 months old. John was a Agricultural Labourer. John Deighton signed up in Wisbech when he was 34 years old. At the time he was living at 3 Chapel Lane. He had previously served for 6 years in the 4th Bn Suffolk Regiment and was a reserve when war broke out. When he re-joined the Army he was a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, his number was 102198. He went out to the front in November 1916. John was killed in action on 20 July 1917 on the Ypres Salient, in the build up to the Battle of Passchendaele. The Cambs Time of August 17th 1917 stated that he was killed instantly. He left a wife and 7 children aged from 2 weeks old to 12 years old. John is buried at Valmertinghe New Military Cemetery. Project File contains: • CWGC certificate • 1911 Census • Article Cambs Times Aug 17 1917 • Soldiers Died • Attestation Form
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