Worcestershire. 25 January 1917

Henry Chattin volunteered for the 9th (Service) Battalion of the Worcesters which was sent after a period of training to Gallipoli. They landed at Suvla Bay on the 6th August 1915 and in spite of heavy losses he survived the Gallipoli campaign. The Worcesters were evacuated and sent on to Mesopotamia in early 1916 to assist in the existing force. The reinforcements, however, were unable to relieve Kut and its beleaguered British troops before it capitulated. Fresh forces were built up and the decision was made to recapture Kut. The Worcesters advanced up the Tigris and mounted a strong attack on the 25th January. They suffered very heavy casualties in terrain without cover. One of those killed in action on this day was Private Henry Chattin who is buried in Amara War Cemetery (XIX L 5) and commemorated on the Dudley Memorial.

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Dudley Clock Tower

Dudley Clock Tower

Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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