Arthur Waller

Name

Arthur Waller

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/10/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
44845
Durham Light Infantry
20th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY
IV.B.5
Poland

UK Memorials

Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
Woolmer Green Memorial
There is no Bulls Green memorial

Pre War

Arthur was born in Bulls Green (in Datchworth) in 1899, son of Joseph and Emma Waller. In 1901 he was living in Woolmer Green and his father was working as a railway platelayer. In 1911 he was still at Woolmer Green, living with his father was then a farm labourer and recorded as a widower and his sister. In army records Arthur’s home address is shown as Knebworth when he died.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Bedford as 23509 Essex Regt. And later joined the Durham Light Infantry. It is suggested that was taken prisoner and that explains how he came to die in Poland.

Additional Information

Formerly 23509, Essex Regiment. War gratuity of £9 10s to father Joseph

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson, Pat Bird, Brenda Palmer