Day, Arthur

Day, Arthur

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line,
1/1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry

Rank:
Private

Regimental Number:
31102

Date of Enlisting:
20.12.1915

Date of death:
17.6.1918

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension,
France, grave IV.B.17

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Ashwell Village War Memorial,
St Mary’s Church Honours Roll

 

Arthur served as a private in the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, 1/1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry with regimental number 31102.  He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders where he was injured by a German bomb. He died a few days later on 17 June 1918 at the No.1 General South African Hospital in France.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is buried in the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France, grave IV.B.17 and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Roll of Honour, The Ashwell Village War Memorial, and the Letchworth War Memorial (possibly).

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
10.5.1893

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

Arthur was one of seven sons of Leopold, (baker) and Mary Ann (nee Bonfield) Day of High Street Ashwell who served in the armed forces in WWI. He was born and lived in Ashwell.

Arthur was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School, Ashwell.  Before joining the armed forces Arthur was a booking clerk at the Letchworth Railway Station.

Arthur’s brothers Harry, Cyril, Jack and Edward all served in the War and survived.

Commentary:

Name:Arthur Day
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:17.6.1918
Enlistment Place: 
Rank:Private
Regiment:Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line
Battalion:1/1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry
Regimental Number:       31102
Type of Casualty:Died of wounds
Theatre of War:Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders

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