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Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire
Service No: 140469
Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 32nd Battalion
Division: 32nd Division
Date of Death: 1918-11-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: In North part.
CWGC Cemetery: COWLING (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COWLING, YORKSHIRE
Arthur Edmondson was the son of Harry and Harriet Emma Edmondson, née Taylor. Harry was born at Brighouse and Harriet at Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire.
1891 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 34, Waterbarn Street - Arthur Edmondson, aged 2 months, born Burnley, son of Harry and Harriet E. Edmondson.
1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 5, Redvers Street - Arthur Edmondson, aged 10 years, born Burnley, son of Harry and Harriet E. Edmondson.
1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 19, Redvers Street - Arther [sic] Edmondson, aged 20 years, born ( - ), son of Harry and Harriet E. Edmondson.
Arthur was married to Mary Wilks in 1912.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Edmondson, 34613, Lan. Fus.; 140469, M.G.C.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Arthur Edmondson, 34613, Lan. Fus.; 140469, M.G.C. Died 17.11.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte A. Edmondson, 140469, 32nd Btn. M.G.C. Date and Place of Death: 17.11.18. [No place of death given.] To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee - Mary. £18 15s. 3d.
Arthur was gassed at Humbercamps (Pas-de-Calais), on the 9th April 1918 (see: View Additional Text).
Early in 1918 Machine Gun Battalions were formed. This was done by bringing 4 Machine Gun Companies together to form a battalion. The battalion then took the number of their Division.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
EDMONDSON, Arthur, 33, Middleton, [Cowling], died from pneumonia, Alnwick, Nov. 16, 1918.
EDMONDSON, Arthur, M.G.C., 33, Middleton, [Cowling], died from pneumonia Nov. 16, 1918.
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Private Arthur EDMONDSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division
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