Corporal Leonard John Chant (19352)

3rd Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 7th Brigade, 25th Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St Matthias Malvern Link,

Burial/Commemoration: Thiepval Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action at la Boiselle, the Somme, France 10/7/16

Age: 35

Next of Kin: Husband of Minnie J Chant of Elm Cottage, Upper Howsell

Education: Malvern Link C.E. School

Leonard Chant of Malvern Link

Leonard Chant was the husband of Minnie J Chant of Elm Cottage, Upper Howsell, Malvern Link. He enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment in November 1914 and left nine children. After the war his wife moved to Manchester, where she set up home at Malvernia, Bury Old Road, Whitefield.

His Daughter Edith Caroline Chant came to Australia in 1927 where she met and married Claude Frederick Melbourne (known as Fred).

His brother also died in the war – Herbert Chant of Highley (formerly Malvern Link).

Malvern News 19/8/16
Berrows Worcester Journal Picture Supplement 17/2/1917
Malinda Jane Melbourne

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