Arthur Beale

Name

Arthur Beale

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
40417
Northamptonshire Regiment
7th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL)
II.K.19
Belgium

Headstone

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UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Arthur was the second son of Mr and Mrs J Beale. His father was the caretaker of Royston Church Additional Burial Ground. Arthur was married, his widow later moved to Luton.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in the Suffolk Regiment in March 1917 and went to France in May 1917, where he later transferred to the 7th Northamptonshire Regiment, which was part of the 73rd Brigade in the 24th Division. On the 31st July 1917 they were situated in a location known as Shrewsbury Forest, on the outskirts of Ypres. The Battalion formed part of the British assault on German positions in a major offensive, known as the Third Battle of Ypres. It was during the first day of the offensive that Arthur was killed.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson