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Name:
Arthur Fawcett
Casualty No.:
Initials:
A
Service No.:
51552
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
19
Ranks:
Private; Signaller
Unit:
7th East Yorkshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Roslyn Street, Darlington
Civilian Employment:
Analytical Chemist
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
17-January-1918
Place of Death:
Neuvilly, France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Selridge British Cemetery at Montay
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1

Sig. A Fawcett was killed in action, October 17th - aged 20

Family Details:

Arthur was the son of John & Eva Fawcett of Roslyn Street, Darlington. His parents had lived in Main Street, Staindrop & his father was Clerk of Works for Raby Estate.  He had two brothers who also served but both survived the war.

Notes:

Arthur was educated at Barnard Castle School and there is a memorial to him in the school chapel. He worked as an Analytical Chemist in Newcastle. He served in the 7th East Yorkshire Regiment.  Arthur was killed in action near Neuvilly, France on 17th October, 1918 aged 19 & is buried in the Selridge British Cemetery at Montay.

Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Last Name: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Initials: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Ranks: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Cause of Death: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Date of Death Day: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Date of Death Month: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Date of Death Year: Teesdale Mercury 13.11.1918 Page 3: Column 1;