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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916


Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Pte 49090 Arthur Anderson

  • Age: 19
  • From: Hollinwood, Lancs
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • D.O.W Thursday 30th November 1916
  • Commemorated at: Warlincourt Halte Brit Cem
    Panel Ref: III.G.3
Arthur was born on 02/05/1897 at Oldham the second son of Henry and Emily (nee Mellor) Anderson. He was baptised at St Margaret's Church, Hollinwood, Oldham on 19/04/1899. 

The 1911 Census shows Arthur and his mother living at 3 Simpson Square, Hollinwood with her brother George Mellor. Emily is described as married but her husband is not listed at the address. Young Arthur aged 13 is shown as working in a Cotton Mill as a Piercer. This job saw him repairing broken threads on a loom. Both his Mother and Uncle were also employed at a Cotton Mill.

Arthur joined the 20th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 49090. He died of wounds on 30/11/1916 aged 19. When he died he was his Mother's only son, her first born Llewellyn had died in infancy aged 2 in 1897. Her devastating loss is reflected in the epitaph on Arthur's headstone at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery which states:

"SADLY MISSED BY HIS MOTHER".

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Tuesday 28th November 1916.
Captain Richard Francis Wolstenholme
22 years old

(103 Years this day)
Wednesday 28th November 1917.
Pte 26007 John Shone
23 years old