Chasty, Richard Christopher (Richard)
No. 9834, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Died of wounds on Wednesday 8 September 1915 (aged 22)
Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England (Grave C. E. 1721)
Richard Christopher Chasty was born on 24 August 1893 in Portaferry and he was a son of James and Clara Lucretia Chasty (nee How, sometimes Howe) who were married in 1881 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Clara Lucretia Chasty (nee How) was born in Newfoundland. James Chasty was born in Devon and he worked as a Chief Boatswain in the Coastguard. He served a total of 38 years from 1876 to 1914 in the Royal Navy.
James and Clara Chasty had at least ten children including:
Samuel Edward (born 1 April 1886 in Tivoli Road, Kingstown, Co Dublin)
Clara Elizabeth Victoria (born 14 September 1887 in the Coastguard Station, Kingstown, Co Dublin)
Arthur Charles (born 18 March 1889 in the Coastguard Station, Kingstown, Co Dublin)
Helen (born 1 August 1890 in the Coastguard Station, Kingstown, Co Dublin)
William Henry (born 1 May 1892 in the Coastguard Station, Kingstown, Co Dublin)
Richard Christopher (born 24 August 1893 in Portaferry)
John Norish (born 26 October 1894 in Portaferry)
George Mervyn (born 15 April 1898 in Portaferry)
Alice Florence Ladysmith (born 1 March 1900 in Strangford)
The Chasty family moved from Portaferry, Co Down to Moville, Co Donegal and then to Bray, Co Wicklow.
Richard Christopher Chasty was educated in Strangford, Co Down; in Moville, Co Donegal and in Belmullet, Co Mayo.
Richard Christopher Chasty enlisted in Dublin in 1909 and he served with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 87th Brigade of the 29th Division.
Lance Corporal Richard Christopher Chasty (No. 9834) went to Gallipoli in April 1915 and on 22 May he was wounded in action. He was 22 when he died of his wounds in Netley Hospital on 8 September 1915.
Lance Corporal Richard Christopher Chasty (No. 9834) was buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England.