Monday, 16 May 2016

Arthur Utley 1896 - 1916

Born: 1896 in Mapplewell Barnsley and baptised 9 February 1896 at St Johns Church

Son of: George Utley 17 George Street a general labourer who married Emily Beachill
on 29 September 1895 at St Georges Church.

Position in family: The eldest of 8 children
1. Arthur born 1896 WW1 KILLED IN ACTION
2. Fred born about 1897
3. Colin (Edwin) born about 1899
4. Rhoda born about 1903
5. Edward born about 1906
6. Lewis born about 1910 twin
7. Ruth born about 1910 twin
8. Ethel born about 1911

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 7 Court 5 Wood Street aged 5
1911: Clarksons Yard 4 Wood Street aged 15 a glass hand
1915: 17 George Street aged 19 working as a miner when enlisted

Arthur was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 28 October 1915 aged 19 in Barnsley
Regiment and Battalion: York and Lancaster 2nd Battalion
Service number and rank: 14/1554 Private
Awards: Victory Medal and British  Medal

Personal information: 5ft. 3ins. 36 inch chest, good physical development,  normal eyesight

Death: 10 October 1916 in France
CWGC Remembered: Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 14A and 14B

Remembered:
 St Georges Church Memorial Plaque

Notes:
Further information about this man is available on request

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