Photographs, Memorial Scroll, and Medal Card of Willie Gaunt
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|Title||Photographs, Memorial Scroll, and Medal Card of Willie Gaunt|
|Notes||In memory of William Gaunt born in Barrow Lancashire in 1885 and died in France on 28 April 1917 aged 32. He left a widow, Emma (nee Cooper) and 3 children (names unknown). He was my Grandmother's brother.|
On the bottom left hand side of the group photo, we found when we enlarged the photo for restoration that Willie has etched EMMA in the sand. See the tiny piece of mud on the tip of his stick!!! Included is an enlargement of the inscription. We wonder if she ever knew as it is invisible to the eye on the original photo.
Bombardier 21144 William Gaunt, 7th Div. Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds 28th April 1917, aged 32. The husband of Emma Gaunt, of II, Newington St., City Rd., Bradford, Yorks, he is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. The 7th Division were heavily engaged around this time in the Battle of Arras.
|Item Date||April 1917|
|Creation place||Etrun, France|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Jill Ross|