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Arthur was the son of widow Mrs Selina Young, of Aldersyde, Alnwick, Northumberland. Arthur and his mother lived with his three siblings, Ada K Young, Florence E Young and Constance J Young, and their servant called Hannah Sawyer. They lived at 15 Osbourne Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne. Arthur died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916 aged 24. He was in command of "A" Company for the assault. The opening phase of the Somme was called the Battle of Albert and lasted from 1-13th July 1916.
Arthur is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in Somme, France and on the war memorial in Alnwick.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. http://www.fusilier.co.uk/alnwick_northumberland/alnwick_war_memorial.htm. Ancestry military records. Ancestry census (1911). The Long, Long Trail.
Sophie Anderton (Newcastle University) Ian Johnson (Newcastle University) Rosie Setford (Newcastle University).
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