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Arthur Barber

Date of death: 29.6.1917
Area: Pontefract
Regiment: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey)
Family information: Youngest son of Alfred and Ada Barber of Market Place, Pontefract
Rank: Private
Service number: 13382

War Service

Arthur Barber left Pontefract whilst still a youth and worked in clothing firms. His last appointment was in Sunderland. Happening to be in London he decided to enlist there and thus came to join the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. He went to France just over a year before he died but was wounded in October 1916. This caused his return to England where he remained in Newcastle for 3 months. In March 1917 he returned to France. He died at a clearing station on the Western Front of wounds sustained in action. He was 25 years old. He had two brothers, John and Wilfred and a sister Ethel.
He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery with rows of gravestones Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

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