Algernon Harbord Chote

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Algernon Harbord Chote

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Honourable Artillery Company

Rank:                                     
Driver

Service Number:                    
625213, formerly 6419

Date of Enlisting:                            
4.10.1915 

Date of death:                        
15.9.1920

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Algernon enlisted with the Honourable Artillery Company on 4th October 1915, initially Regimental number 6419 and later 625213. He would have served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders. He survived the war and returned to London.

He was killed in a road traffic accident on 15th September 1920.

Algernon was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 

He is buried in Ashwell, Hertfordshire and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

  

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
3rd quarter 1878

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Tottenham, London

Marriage:                     
Single

 

Algernon was the elder son of Albert William and Eliza Madeline (nee Harbord) Chote born in the 3rd quarter 1878 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors school in Ashwell where his father was the headmaster.

Algernon went to live in London in about 1900 where he was a schoolmaster.

He died very suddenly in the street outside Finsbury Park Station, London on 15th September 1920 after being struck by a motorcar.

 

Commentary:

 

Royston Crow October 1915

Another old boy from the school, Mr Algernon H Chote enlisted in the Honourable Artillery Company. This took the school Roll of Honour to over 100.

 

Royston Crow Sep/Oct 1920

24 Sep 1920

P3 col 5 (bottom)

 

Death

Of Mr Algernon Chote, 41, eldest son of Mr AW Chote, late MT headmaster, outside Finsbury Park Station en route for school where he taught. Killed by a passing motor. Second loss – daughter died last November. Funeral at Hitchin.

1 Oct 1920

P3 col 4 (top)

Ashwell

Funeral

Late Mr Algenon Chote. Funeral at St Mary’s attended by relatives and friends.

 

 

Name:

Algernon Harbord Chote

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Tottenham, London

Death Date:

15.9.1920

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

Driver

Regiment:

Honourable Artillery Company

Battalion:

 

Regimental Number:     

625213
Formerly 6419

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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