Author Topic: 2nd Lt Arthur Grant Bourne Chittenden, 2nd Bn, Manchester Regiment  (Read 5377 times)

liverpool annie

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2nd Lt Arthur Grant Bourne Chittenden, 2nd Bn, Manchester Regiment
« on: September 23, 2009, 06:50:20 AM »

In Memory of
Second Lieutenant ARTHUR GRANT BOURNE CHITTENDEN

2nd Bn., Manchester Regiment
who died age 20
on 09 September 1914
Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. T. F. Chittenden, of High Croft, Steyning, Sussex.

Remembered with honour
MONTREUIL-AUX-LIONS BRITISH CEMETERY

This is from Paul Nixons blog ....... I didn't know that about the "roses"  :-\

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Second Lieutenant Arthur Grant Bourne Chittenden of the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, died of wounds on this day - 9th September - in 1914. He was born in 1894, his birth registered in Epsom, Surrey and, according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, was the 20 year old son of Mr and Mrs C. G. T. F. Chittenden of High Croft, Steyning, Sussex.

The Bond of Sacrifice, published in 1915, carries a small entry on - and a portrait photo of - Arthur. It reads:

"[Arthur Grant Bourne Chittenden] who was reported as having died of wounds received in action, in France, the actual date of his death not being known, was the youngest son of the late Charles Grant Thomas Faithfull Chittenden and Mrs Chittenden, Steyning, Sussex. Second Lieutenant Chittenden, who was only twenty years old when he died, was gazetted to the Manchester Regiment on the 24th January 1914."

Arthur's heavily annotated medal index card indicates that he arrived overseas with the 2nd Manchester Regiment on 14th August 1914. In 1917, his mother applied for the 1914 Star and in 1921 the clasp for this medal was also sent. The "roses" were not sent as these were to be affixed to the 1914 Star medal ribbon when worn on a jacket. As Arthur was dead, the roses would therfore not have been required. Mrs Chittenden's address is shown as High Croft, Steyning.

Arthur is buried in Montreuil-aux-Lions British Cemetery which was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of the Aisne. The cemetery contains 16 special memorials and Arthur has one of these.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

http://ww1remembrance.blogspot.com/

timberman

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Re: 2nd Lt Arthur Grant Bourne Chittenden, 2nd Bn, Manchester Regiment
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 07:41:41 PM »
his photo is taken from Charterhouse World War I Memorial
web site

Neil