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Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire
Service No: 2809
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 2/6th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-28
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. D. 10.
CWGC Cemetery: QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Arthur Mitchell was the son of William and Mary Jane Mitchell, née Standring and brother of Private William Mitchell (45874) (q.v.). Their father was born at Midgley, Yorkshire and mother at Heywood, Lancashire.
1891 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 46, Larch Street - Arthur Mitchell, aged 2 years, born Nelson, son of William and Margaret [sic] Ann [sic] Mitchell. [William and Mary Jane were married in 1884.]
1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Valley Road - Arthur Mitchell, aged 12 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, son of William and Mary J. Mitchell.
Arthur was married to Fanny Crane in 1907.
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 54, Rainhall Road - Arthur Mitchell, aged 22 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, husband of Fanny Mitchell.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Mitchell, 6/2809, W. Rid. R. K. in A. 28.2.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Arthur Mitchell, 6/2809, 6th W. Rid. R. K. in A. 28.2.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Arthur Mitchell, 2809, 2/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 28.2.17. In Action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and sole legatee - Fanny. £14 12s. 5d. [Arthur's entry shows an amount authorised of £10 10s. 0d. to his mother and sole legatee Florence M. This must have been a mistake.]
A short biography of Arthur is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
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:
MITCHELL, Arthur, aged 28 years, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 5, Edith Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action, France, Feb. 27, 1917.
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Private Arthur MITCHELL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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