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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Cpl 33019 Arthur Moses Hotson

  • Age: 32
  • From: Cleethorpes
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • D.O.W Sunday 29th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Etaples Mil Cem
    Panel Ref: VIII.E.11

Arthur Moses Hotson was born in 1884 in Cleethorpes and resided in Liverpool. on the 9th May, 1891 and baptised 13th July, 1891 at St Peter’s Church of England Church, Cleethorpes. He was the son of William Hotson and his wife Matilda (nee Moses).

In 1891  William and Matilda are living in Highgate, Cleethorpes, with ten children, nine sons and a daughter. Arthur is 7.
His mother died in 1896.

In 1901 his widowed father, 58, a fish packer, is head of household at 16 Maygrove Terrace, Highgate. His brother John, 21, is a fish merchant, Nellie, 19, is a housekeeper, Arthur is 17, occupation fisherman(?) Harold is 14, a tailor’s apprentice, and Bertie is 13. 
His father died in 1906.

Arthur married Hilda Mumby of 16 White's Rd, Cleethorpes, Lincs in 1906. His son James born in 1908 died in infancy. 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 10 Tynwald St, Toxteth, Liverpool. Arthur is aged 27, born 1884 and is a Steward on Steamships and his wife Hilda is aged 26, born 1885 in Cleethorpes and they had been married for 4 years. They lived with Hilda's son John Henry  and had three children, two who survived. All the children were born in Cleethorpes. John Henry Hotson Mumby aged 6, born 1905 is at school, Claude William aged 3, born 1908 and Arthur born 1911.

Arthur enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Corporal No 33019 when he died of wounds on the 29th October 1916 aged 32 following the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive. He was the holder of the Military Medal.

He now lies in Etaples Military, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:


His sons were 8 and 6 years old when he died.  His widow Hilda received his effects, including a War Gratuity of £4 (indicating that Arthur had served less than a year when he died) and a pension of £1-7s-6d a week for herself and three children.

Hilda remarried in 1919 and died in 1937, aged 52.

His stepson John Henry died in 1980. His elder son Claude married, and died in 1988. Younger son Arthur became a painter and decorator, married, and died in 1987.




Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Monday 27th November 1916.
Pte 51893 James Arnold
38 years old