Enlisted at Hertford. Formerly 4492 Hertfordshire Regt. He went to France in 1915 where his unit fought at Festubert and Loos. In 1916 they were in action during the Somme campaign at the Battle for Ancre and for The Ancre Heights in October and November. 1917 saw them heavily engaged on the opening day of third Ypres (Passchendaele) when the battalion lost 450 men in the assault on St Julien part of the battle for Pilckem. They were also involved in the battles for Langemarck, the Menin Road and Polygon Wood. In 1918 they took part in the 2nd Battle of the Somme, part of the German spring offensive, and then in the Battle of the Lys before being withdrawn and reformed as they had suffered heavy casualties. They then took part in the opening battles of the 100 Days Offensive, the Battle for Albert in August and it was during this that Arthur was killed, dying of wounds.