Ernest Coy Chatfield 1871-1916
Posted on Veteran's Day November 11, 2007
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Ernest Coy Chatfield was the son of Marcus Morton Chatfield and Hellen Wilson Chatfield; the brother of Bertha Chatfield Seablom. He was born in 1871 and in 1915 at the age of 44 while living in Edmonton Alberta Canada he joined the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force. He was killed, apparently by enemy action, in the Battle of the Somme during World War I.

This page contains the shoulder patch of the 49th Infantry Battalion, Ernest's Attestation Paper, and the official diary or report by W.A. Griesbach, detailing the battle in which Ernest Coy Chatfield was killed.

More information on the Battle of the Somme is available on the Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia

Charlie offers these additional links:

49th Infantry Battalion
shoulder patch

Attestation Paper #1

Attestation Paper #2

War Diary 1

War Diary 2

War Diary 3

War Diary 4

War Diary 5

War Diary 6

War Diary 7

War Diary 8