JT Cant - 2nd DLI - Kirk Merrington (Killed)

  • Description

    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 16th of July 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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  • Source

    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16802396517/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 6 years ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Martin Howe on Nov. 27, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

    Name: John Thomas Cant
    Birth Place: Evenwood, Bishop Auckland
    Residence: Kirk Merrington, (Spennymoor township), Co Durham
    Death Date: 11th June 1915
    Death Place: Flanders, Belgium
    Burial Place: Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium
    Enlistment Place: Durham
    Rank: Private
    Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
    Battalion: 2nd Battalion
    Regimental Number: 4/9455
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal & Victory Medal
    Type of Casualty: Killed in action
    Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

    Son of Mr & Mrs. JT Cant. Husband of Jane Cant, of 21 Front St, Kirk Merrington, Co Durham

    His headstone https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2015/98/12112212_1428596516.jpg

    DLI 2nd Battalion http://www.durhamatwar.org.uk/story/12513/

    No relation of mine, but of interest as being from Spennymoor township.

  • Simon Cotterill on Nov. 27, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

    Thanks for this additional info Martin!

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