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2nd Bn. Cheshire Regiment
25 may 1915
He married Emily Brady (from Oldham) in 1906.
Both were working in a cotton mill, Arthur as assistant overlooker, Emily as reeler. The following year, they had a daughter, Hilda.
Spinner before enlisting
5'3" = 1.60 m
106 lbs = 48 kg
La Brique N°2 Military Cemetery
Plot I , Row F , Stone 1
30 january 1900
Sept 1900-Feb 1901
Feb 1901-Mar 1904
9 april 1912
18 december 1914
25 may 1915
He joined the 3rd Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Served in Malta
Served in Crete and Gibraltar
Promoted Lance Corporal
He served 4 years
He reverted to Private
Transferred to Army Reserve
He was discharged on termination of his final period of engagement
On the outbreak of War, he signed up again, this time with the Cheshire Regiment and was promoted to Sergeant.
The regiment landed in France
They arrived at the Ypres Salient
In late April, 2nd Cheshires were in the trenches at Zonnebeke
They had suffered a number of casualties and in early May they withdrew from a number of trenches to make the salient less pronounced.
On 8 May at Verlorenhoek the enemy launched an artillery and gas bombardment, 17 other ranks killed, 182 missing, 200 wounded.
They were forced to withdraw from the front line and regroup in the support trenches.
On the 9th they were reinforced by a new draft from England.
They returned to the trenches on the morning of 24 May and were 'subjected to a withering shell fire while advancing over open ground'.
On 24-25 May they had 5 officers killed, 4 wounded and 1 missing; 8 other ranks killed, 246 wounded and 25 missing.