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All Saints War Memorial

38981 Private Victor Sant was born in 1883 in Chirk, North Wales, he was one of 6 children to Edward and Sarah Sant (nee Owen), Victor’s parents moved to Rode Heath sometime before 1889, his father Edward was a boat builder.

Victor married Elizabeth Ann Barlow in 1904 in All Saints Church, Odd Rode; they had one son Christopher Sant born in Thurlwood in 1906, Victor’s occupation was a general labourer in the Salt works at Rode Heath, in 1911 they lived at Street Lane, Scholar Green.

 

There are no surviving service records for Victor, all we know is that he enlisted in Congleton and that he served in the South African Campaign before going to France, he was killed on the 7th March 1918 in Belgium age 35 years, he is buried in the Oxford Road Cemetery, Belgium. Victor was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal; his wife Elizabeth would have received these in the early 1920’s.

Medal Card