Arthur Ewards

Bombardier Arthur Edwards aged 16 was born in Woolton and on 1911 census with Father John and Mother Mary Emma with brothers John age 9 and Alexander aged 5 and sisters Letitia aged 12 and Nora age 1. Arthur is an painter apprentice.

From the Local newspaper Arthur was educated at St Peters School Woolton he was a member of Mr Walgrave’s Bible class at St Peters Church and associated with Boys Brigade, St Peters Football club and the Bible Class orchestra. He also won a scholarship from the Woolton School to Liverpool Institute. He also attended evening classes at Gateacre. As a Territorial in the West Lancashire Field Artillery At outbreak of the war he was mobilized and its thought he was one of the 1st Wooltonian to leave the village if not the 1st

Arthur died from wounds in the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in France.

Arthur serial number 677030 and served in “B” Bty. 275th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on the 2nd May 1918 age 25.

Arthur is Remembered with Honour , Pernes British Cemetery.

Arthur Edwards

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