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Archibald Chilton, Age 21

Private, 10751, 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

KSLI cap badge
K.S.L.I Regiment Cap Badge.

Archibald was one of four sons of Robert and Harriet Chilton of 10 Little Eyton, Malinslee. He had been born at Horsehay but the family had moved to Malinslee at a later date. A further address of 87, King Street has also been seen. Archibald enlisted at the beginning of the war during the month of August 1914, before enlisting he had already completed 7 years work at the Sinclair works at Ketley, and was also a bell ringer at St. Leonard's Church Malinslee

Chilton A 10751 Head Stone

Archibald died of wounds on the 1st August 1915 after arriving in France on 22/5/15 and is buried in the Lijssenthoek military cemetery where during the war there was a large casualty clearing station. His grave ref; is I.D.6 - a scroll to Archibald is shown in the middle pages of this book.
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Chilton and George

Archibald Chilton standing alongside George Garbett (both serving with the KSLI)

Archibald was the first love of Minnie Garbett who was the eldest daughter of the Garbett family; Minnie & George were also the brother and sister of John Richard Garbett who won the MM & bar before being killed in action in April 1918 whilst serving with the MGC

Chilton A 10751 Scroll

A Scroll sacred to the memory of Archibald Chilton of Malinslee


victory-medal britishwar-medal 1914-15 Star
Victory Medal British War Medal 1914-15 Star Medal