Rank: Sergeant
Service Number:12339.
Regiment: 7th Bn. South Lancashire Regiment
Killed In Action Sunday 19th December 1915
Age 23
County Memorial Lymm
Commemorated\Buried St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'avoue
Grave\Panel Ref: II. H. 10.

Arthur's Story.

Arthus was born in Lymm on 6th November 1893, son of William & Jane Baguley (nee Worrall) of Wheat Sheaf Cottages, Broomedge, Lymm.

Prior to enlisting he was employed in the gardens of Mr O G Moseley at Agden Hall, Lymm.  He was educated at Bollington Day School and for a number of years attended the Higher Lane Sunday School and Oughtrington Church.  He had a keen interest in football and cricket.
A letter to his parents from Sgt Major A G Jones said "I deeply regret to inform you that Arthur has been killed in action.  His death was instantaneous, and he could have suffered no pain as he happened to be just where a shell burst.  Arthur was a good lad, and although he was not in the same company as myself, we often met and had a few words together.  I am quite sure he will be very much missed, and every man in his platoon will regret the loss of a staunch comrade and good non-commissioned officer."

Compiled and researched by Lynn Smith