Chart, Geoffrey (No. 10196)

Chart, Geoffrey


No. 10196, 4th Regiment, South African Infantry Brigade

Died of wounds on Sunday 23 September 1917 (aged 36)


Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium (Grave I. E. 6)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor


Geoffrey Chart was born around 1881 in Mitcham, Surrey and he was a son of Robert and Florence Chart who lived in St Mary’s, Mitcham.

When Geoffrey Chart joined the South African Expeditionary Forces (SAEF) he and his wife, Margaret Amelia Chart, and their two children were living at 28 Union Street, Capetown, South Africa.

In civilian life Geoffrey Chart worked as a clerk and, up to 4 October 1916, he also served as a Sergeant with the South African Service Corps (SASC, No. A7738).  Before that he had served for a time in the South African War.

Geoffrey Chart joined the SAEF on 5 October 1916; he enlisted in Capetown and it was noted in his attestation papers that he was 5 feet 7 inches tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.  He declared that he was 35 years old.

Private Geoffrey Chart (No. 10196) arrived in Rouen on 11 March 1917 and on 20 September 1917 he was wounded so severely that he died in hospital on 23 September 1917.

Private Geoffrey Chart (No. 10196) was buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.  His wife and two children had moved to 16 Beatrice Road, Bangor and, at the time of his death, they were living in Limebrook Cottage, Bingham Street, Bangor.

Private Geoffrey Chart (No. 10196) is commemorated on the family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor:

In loving memory of

Our dear mother

Margaret Amelia Chart

Who departed this life 26 August 1936

Also our dear father

Geoffrey Chart

Killed in the Great War 23 September 1917

Till He come