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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Edward Arthur was born in Worksop in 1887 to William and Elizabeth Arthur. William was a baker and shop keeper most of his life. Although he started his married life as a baker living at Hill Street, Worksop, he progressed to a baker’s shop with two properties, 128 and 130 Eastgate. Edward was the 4th of their 5 children. when he was 22 he married to Elizabeth Philpot at Worksop in 1909. Their first child was a girl called Bessie. They later had a child named Margaret who died age 3.
19 Nov 1918
30
2750788 - CWGC Website
242570
Private
Highland Light Infantry
Edward enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment (No. 9/13364) on the 4th of September 1914. He was transferred to the Highland Light Infantry and after his terrible experiences was discharged on the 22nd Sept 1918. As he had fought for his country, he was presented with a Silver Badge award (as well as the 1915 Star, British and Victory medal). The citation reads, “ Silver Badge Award, 6 HLI – Pte Edward Arthur, Reg No 242570, Regt Highland Light Infantry, Badge no.B 137678, enlisted 4/9/1914, discharged 22/9/1918”. Pte Edward Arthur Worksop Guardian 29 November 1918 The death took place on Tuesday week at 69 Gateford ___ ___ of Pte Edward Arthur, husband of Mrs Elizabeth Arthur and youngest son of Mr and Mrs Wm Arthur, 30 Welbeck Street, from pneumonia, and from the after effects of being gassed while on active service. Pte Arthur was 30 years of age and leaves a widow and two young children. Much sympathy is felt for the widow, she also having lost her youngest child aged ? only nine days prior to her husband’s death. The deceased joined the Leicesters on Sept 5th 1914, previous of which he worked at Manton Colliery. He was drafted to France in June 1915 and was wounded in the head in July 1916 having been previously gassed. He came home on leave and was later sent to Ireland where he was for eighteen months. On June last he came home on the Reserve to resume his occupation at Manton, where he was until stricken with his fatal illness. He was a member of a well known and respected family, and was one of those who voluntarily answered the call at the outbreak of the war. The interment took place on Tuesday at the New Cemetery with military honours, the coffin covered with the Union Jack, being taken into St John’s Church where the first portion of the service was held, the Rev. J H Bligh, Vicar, officiating. At the conclusion of the committal, three volleys were fired by a firing party from Clipstone Camp and the “Last Post” was sounded.
CWG additional information:- Son of William and Elizabeth Arthur, of 30, Welbeck St., Worksop, husband of Elizabeth Anderwood (formerly Arthur), of 69, Gateford Rd., Worksop. He is buried in Worksop (Retford Road) cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Edward Arthur - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Photo showing Commonwealth War graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Edward  Arthur in Worksop (Retford Road ) Cemetery Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Edward Arthur - grave - Photo showing Commonwealth War graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Edward Arthur in Worksop (Retford Road ) Cemetery Photo taken by Peter Gillings