Person:Joseph Chaldecott (1)

Joseph Arthur Chaldecott
d.13 Nov 1917
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Arthur Chaldecott
Gender Male
Birth? East Orchard, Dorset, England
Census[2] 1901 Pentridge, Dorset, England
Death[1] 13 Nov 1917
Military[1] 13 Nov 1917 Private 230055, 1st/1st, Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own)
Cause of Death? 13 Nov 1917 Killed in Action.
Burial? IsraelRamleh Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

1/1st Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry

The 1/1st Queen's Own Doset Yeomanry was mobilised in August 1914 and assigned to the 1st South Western Mounted Brigade part of the 1st Mounted Division. In September 1914, they were moved to the 2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade , 2nd Mounted Division. In 1915 they were deployed overseas to Egypt then onwards to participate in the Dardanelles campaign where they served as dismounted troops and were involved in the Battle of Gallipoli the Battle of Sari Bair and the Battle of Scimitar Hill. After the evacuation of Gallipoli they returned to Egypt in January 1916 and became part of the 6th Mounted Brigade an independent Brigade which was involved in the Battle of Aqqaqia in February 1916. This brigade later joined the Imperial Mounted Division in February 1917, and took part in the First Battle of Gaza and the Second Battle of Gaza , they later transferred to the Yeomanry Mounted Division in June 1917, for the Third Battle of Gaza and the Battle of Beersheba. In July 1918 the Brigade was redesignated the 10th Cavalry Brigade and the Division the 4th Cavalry Division. The Regiment remained with them in Palestine until the end of the war.

  1. 1.0 1.1 In Memory of Private J A Chaldecott, 230055, 1st/1st, Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) who died age 23 on 13 November 1917. Son of Arthur and Selina Chaldecott, of Handley, Salisbury. Remembered with honour Ramleh War Cemetery. (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
  2. Ramleh Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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    Ramleh Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing is for personnel of both World Wars and the period of Mandatory Palestine. It is located in the town of Ramla in Israel.

    The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by the municipality of Ramla in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Palestine during the war. It is the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces in Israel.